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NYIT sponsors the Vocational Independence Program, which has both non-degree and degree track options. Although not ASD-specific, the program has experience serving students with ASD’s and the program is designed in part with ASD’s in mind. From the VIP website:

Students may enter the vocational program, a three-year post-secondary program that focuses on academics, independent living, social skills development, and vocational exploration and training, or the degree program, which guides students through regular NYIT academic majors:

  • Vocational Program: certificate program with 6 vocational majors such as Retail, Child Care, Eldercare, Clerical, Food Service, and Hospitality Services. The first year provides intensive coursework in independent living, social, and academic skills, as well as work readiness and skills evaluations. The second and third years include skills training and job placements.
  • Degree Program: Qualified students in this program have access to all NYIT degree programs, which are generally started in the second semester. The degree program also offers intensive coursework in independent living, social, and academic skills. A highly individualized study program, individualized support, and counseling are integral parts of this experience.
  • Summer Program: VIP also offers the Introduction to Independence (I-to-I) program which features educational and vocational opportunities for students with learning disabilities.

School-sponsored program: Yes

Mentoring: No

Counseling: Yes

Social Skills Instruction/Coaching: Yes

Academic Support: Yes

Application Required: Yes

Extra Fee: Yes

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