VOCATIONAL INDEPENDENCE PROGRAM

VOCATIONAL INDEPENDENCE PROGRAM

 
General Information
Description of ServiceOffers a residential, college-based postsecondary transition program located in Old Westbury N.Y. for young adults with learning differences and Autism spectrum diagnoses. Since 1987, VIP has been helping students develop skills and accumulate experiences that help them reach their executive functioning, social, independent living, and work/college readiness goals. The programs include: Transition to Independence: this program is a VIP’s three-year curriculum program which emphasizes social, executive functioning, and independent living skills young adults need for independence and success. Employment Training: Students are placed in community-based internships with job coach support and participate in employment classes within the VIP curriculum. Pre-Degree Option: Students choose to take one to three credit-bearing courses per semester at NYIT, offered in conjunction with the VIP curriculum with individualized academic and counseling support. The Associate Degree Support Program is for qualified students who can earn an Associate’s Degree in three years in Communication Arts or Business Administration while receiving specialized support in academics and the traditional social and independent living support offered by VIP. The Introduction To Independence program is a I-to-I five-week summer experience that includes all the skill-building and experiential learning associated with VIP. I-to-I is open to high school students 17 and older who are either interested in VIP academic year programming or are in-between years at VIP. The Vocational Independence Program is a U.S. Department of Education-approved Comprehensive Transition and Postsecondary (CTP) program. Consequently, some forms of financial aid are available to eligible students with Intellectual Disabilities. Contact the program for details.
LocationSuffolk
Geographical AreaCentral Islip, New York; Town of Islip, New York; Suffolk County, New York
 
Contact Information
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Contact's Name Paul Cavanagh
Contact's Position Executive Director
Contact's Phone (631)348-3169
Contact's Email pcavanag@nyit.edu
Physical Site Address 1 NYIT Vocational Independence Program
Physical Site Address 2 Northern Boulevard Harry Schure Hall, Room 207
Physical Site City, State, Zip Old Westbury, NY 11568-8000
Mailing Address 1 P.O. Box 8000
Mailing Address 2 Northern Boulevard Harry Schure Hall, Room 207
Mailing City, State, Zip Old Westbury, NY 11568-8000
Mail Attention To NYIT Vocational Independence Program
Main Phone (631)348-3114
Fax (516)686-7414
Service Location Email vip@nyit.edu
Web Address www.nyit.edu
 
Additional Information
Last UpdateOct18
 
 
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Affiliated Program: VOCATIONAL INDEPENDENCE PROGRAM
This Service: VOCATIONAL INDEPENDENCE PROGRAM
 
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Adults (YB-0500)
Colleges/Universities (HD-6000.1300)
Developmental Disabilities (YF-1800)
Independent Living Skills Instruction (LR-3200)
Intellectual Disabilities (YF-1800.5000)
Learning Disabilities (YF-4500)
Physical Disabilities (YF-6500)
Private Colleges/Universities (HD-6000.1300-600)
Vocational Rehabilitation (ND-9000)