Vocational Independence Program

Vocational Independence Program

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Okay. Here’s what I’ve been thinking about the Vocational Independence Program. If Jim Rien and Kim Pressler had learning disabilities and got their degrees, they would’ve been fair enough to at least give every VIP alumni a fighting chance.
Hi I was in I to I in 1994 and I am a 1997 graduate of of the vocational Independence Program. Does anyone hear from Carol Jockel? I was wondering how she was doing. I called NYIT Vocational Independence Program my home away from home.
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I have a question, do you know when Alumi Banquet will be and which date will it fall on.
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Always be good and happy for the best life you have!
This Holiday season, I believe that all students in every program will get a gift of skills, knowledge, and hope. Because we all have always known all differences are there to be worked around based people’s feelings, and confidence. So let’s all hope.
I am hoping that today’s NYIT’s students are doing well.
I am hoping on this day and age at the Old Westbury Campus...some students from Vocational Independence Program...and some students from outside Vocational Independence Program have been sharing a room together in the dormitory of brotherhood...and the dormitory of sisterhood.
I am hoping...today’s VIP students get exactly what they want without being limited by their learning differences.
I am hoping that all limited ambitions have all transformed into one situation that gives VIP students a fighting chance with good faith from today’s staff of Vocational Independence Program saying “If you can dream it, you can do it.”
I am hoping that today’s VIP’s students’ dream gave been turning into reality. And that includes those who want to try for a degree.
So please start praying and hoping for the students of the century.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from
Matt Furst from the V.I.P. Class Of 1992.
Are we flying Japan Airlines or All Nippon Airways to Japan?
#FlashbackFriday Homecoming 2019 was one for the books! Here's a quick recap of what took place last weekend:

1️⃣ Our men's soccer team won 3-0. ⚽
2️⃣ Our women's soccer team tied their game 1-1. 🏃‍♀️💨
3️⃣ We debuted our new mascot and it's name Roary! 🐻
4️⃣President Hank Foley had a chance to speak with a few parents and students from our Vocational Independence Program!
About the trip to Japan, would we be flying into Narita or Haneda? And what airline would we be flying?
did we get 16 or more people to sign up for the japan trip ????
so glad next yr is not only outside of europe but also a different continent !!! so excited for japan in 2020 !!!

VIP is a 3-year, college-based, residential postsecondary transition program for young adults with special education needs. VIP is a 3-year, Comprehensive Transition and Post-secondary program that serves young adults (18 and older) with moderate to severe learning disabilities and those with high functioni

Operating as usual

06/12/2020

On June 2, 2020 New York Institute of Technology announced that the Vocational Independence Program (VIP) and summer Introduction to Independence (I-I) program would be discontinued. We are deeply saddened to share this news, but rather than dwell we will look toward the infinite possibilities that lay before us. To our students and colleagues both past and present, thank you for sharing your unique journeys and being part of VIP. Stay positive, be kind, and stay connected even though we’re apart. ♥️ #nyitvip #nyitvipprogram #transitionprogram #announcement #staypositive #stayconnected #weloveourstudents #thefutureisbright #vipforever

05/29/2020

VIP hosted yet another spirited Alumni Happy Hour last night and what made this one so special was that the Class of 2020 joined for their first event as 'official' alumni! Thanks to all for participating! #nyitvip #newyorktech #alumnievent #classof2020 #stayconnected

05/22/2020

Congratulations to all of the students of the Vocational Independence Program! You did it! Thank you for your hard work, flexibility, and grit. This year was a challenging one to say the least, yet you proved what you are capable of, and we are so proud of each of you. Celebrate your accomplishments and look forward to what the future holds. Remember that we are #stayingconnected even though we are apart. Stay positive, see you all soon!

#nyitvip #newyorktech #learningdifferences #accomplishments

05/21/2020

Congratulations to the VIP Class of 2020! We held our virtual Commencement Ceremony earlier today and celebrated the accomplishments of our graduating students. What a proud day this is for all of them, we would like to share the following video highlight with all you you. Please join us in congratulating our graduating class!

To our students who worked so hard these past three years, YOU MADE IT! Now go out into the world, believe you are capable, present your best, and stay positive!

#nyitvip #newyorktech #classof2020 #graduation #congratulations #accomplishments #learningdifferences #stayconnected

05/15/2020

We are counting down the days to our Virtual 2020 Commencement Ceremony and want our graduating students to know how proud we are of their achievements!

CLASS OF 2020 LESS THAN ONE WEEK TO GO!

#nyitvip #newyorktech #classof2020 #countdown #commencement #achievements #learningdifferences

05/13/2020

We had another terrific turnout for our VIP Virtual Alumni Social this past Friday! Over 50 alumni gathered with faculty members on Zoom to catch up and #stayconnected with one another. We can't wait for the next event and hope to see you there!

#nyitvip #newyorktech #alumni #socialevent #stayconnected

05/06/2020

VIP Alumni- please join us this Friday, May 8th at 6pm for another Virtual Alumni Social on Zoom! We can't wait to see you all! Email Michelle Ranaldo or Erin Vlasak to RSVP.

04/27/2020

64 VIP Alumni (from over 30 years of graduating classes) came together this past Friday for an epic happy hour event! Our alumni, joined by faculty and fellow classmates, had an opportunity to share updates and stay connected. It was truly a special event and one we will be repeating soon! #nyitvip #newyorktech #mynyit #alumnievent #stayconnected

04/22/2020

Created by the students of the Vocational Independence Program in honor of Earth Day 2020!

This evening's activity started with a little Canva tutorial on Zoom, then the VIP students collaborated on a social media post. Here message they would like to share with all of you:

Reduce, reuse, and recycle. Even though it's a challenging time, it's still possible to stay positive. To keep the atmosphere clean, think #GREEN!

Some tips for our readers:
-conserve electricty
-plant flowers, or a tree!
-volunteer to clean up
-take a walk
-reusable water bottle
EARTH IS OUR HOME!

#nyitvip #newyorktech #savetheearth #vipstudents #teamwork #vipearth

04/21/2020

Our Virtual Information Session is today at 3:00 pm... it’s not too late to sign up! We will be joined by faculty, students, alumni, and family to answer your questions about our program. Email [email protected] to receive the invitation. #nyitvip #newyorktech #virtualinfosession #openhouse #learningdifferences #stayconnected

04/16/2020

http://bit.ly/ALopezAM

Professor Lopez, the Chair of the New York Tech Department of Occupational Therapy is bringing his Inclusive Sports Fitness approach to New York Tech, and has started that with the Vocational Independence Program students. This past year, Professor Lopez and several Occupational Therapy students have met three times per week with our VIP students in a science-based fitness initiative that works on not just fitness, but their sensorimotor, social, emotional, and cognitive abilities as well. We will be continuing and expanding this relationship in the coming years.

#nyitvip #newyorktech #inclusivesportsandfitness

04/10/2020

Stay safe, stay strong, and stay connected. Happy and healthy weekend to all!
#nyitvip #newyorktech #collegelife #transitionprogram #learningdifferences #staysafe #stayconnected

04/03/2020

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04/03/2020

On behalf of everyone at VIP, a BIG thank you to our Big Give donors! At the conclusion of this year's fundraiser, VIP raised $21,500 and had a total of 60 donors. We appreciate your generosity and support! #nyitvip #newyorktech #NYITBigGive #fundraiser #transitionprogram #learningdifferences

04/02/2020

We are in the final hours of The Big Give - THANK YOU to everyone who helped to make a difference. We know these are challenging times for everyone, please know that your generosity will go a long way in helping us to create the best future possible for students with learning difference!
#nyitvip #newyorktech #NYITBigGive #forthefuture #learningdifferences

04/02/2020

New York Tech's Big Give event coincides with World Autism Day -- a challenging time for us all, but if you are able to support New York Tech or VIP at New York Tech and donation is greatly appreciated!

Today, April 2, is World Autism Day and the entire month of April is dedicated Autism Awareness. We would like to recognize the achievements and abilities of our VIP students and everyone world-wide with ASD. We hope that society will embrace neurodiversity and treat those with differences with kindness, compassion, and respect.

The Big Give Fundraiser has 13 hours left on the countdown to completion. We are overwhelmed with gratitude by the generosity of our donors. It is a challenging time for everyone, but if you are able to make a donation of any amount it will be greatly appreciated:
https://biggive.nyit.edu/organizations/vocational-independence-program-vip

Thank you for your continued support in helping VIP make a difference for the future of those with differences.

#nyitvip #newyorktech #worldautismday #autismawareness #transitionprogram #neurodiversity #NYITBigGive #fundraiser

04/02/2020

Today, April 2, is World Autism Day and the entire month of April is dedicated Autism Awareness. We would like to recognize the achievements and abilities of our VIP students and everyone world-wide with ASD. We hope that society will embrace neurodiversity and treat those with differences with kindness, compassion, and respect.

The Big Give Fundraiser has 13 hours left on the countdown to completion. We are overwhelmed with gratitude by the generosity of our donors. It is a challenging time for everyone, but if you are able to make a donation of any amount it will be greatly appreciated:
https://biggive.nyit.edu/organizations/vocational-independence-program-vip

Thank you for your continued support in helping VIP make a difference for the future of those with differences.

#nyitvip #newyorktech #worldautismday #autismawareness #transitionprogram #neurodiversity #NYITBigGive #fundraiser

04/01/2020

NYIT's Big Give has begun - it is a challenging time for us all, but if you are able to support us we are deeply grateful!

Happening now!

New York Tech's Big Give has officially begun. For those of you who don't know, The Big Give is New York Tech’s annual 1,955-minute online giving campaign, designed to support the students in various programs college-wide - including the Vocational Independence Program. Now more than ever we appreciate you support!
Please visit: https://biggive.nyit.edu/organizations/vocational-independence-program-vip to learn more or to make a dontation. Funds raised will help our current and future VIP students.

In light of current events, the focus of this year's Big Give is the New York Tech Student Emergency Fund, please follow the link to read more, or to make a donation: https://biggive.nyit.edu/

The Big Gives starts at 3:00 pm on April 1 and ends April 2 at 11:59 pm.
Thank you for your continued support of our program and students! #nyitvip #mynyit #newyorktech #NYITBigGive #fundrasier #students #learningdifferences #support

04/01/2020

Happening now!

New York Tech's Big Give has officially begun. For those of you who don't know, The Big Give is New York Tech’s annual 1,955-minute online giving campaign, designed to support the students in various programs college-wide - including the Vocational Independence Program. Now more than ever we appreciate you support!
Please visit: https://biggive.nyit.edu/organizations/vocational-independence-program-vip to learn more or to make a dontation. Funds raised will help our current and future VIP students.

In light of current events, the focus of this year's Big Give is the New York Tech Student Emergency Fund, please follow the link to read more, or to make a donation: https://biggive.nyit.edu/

The Big Gives starts at 3:00 pm on April 1 and ends April 2 at 11:59 pm.
Thank you for your continued support of our program and students! #nyitvip #mynyit #newyorktech #NYITBigGive #fundrasier #students #learningdifferences #support

nyit.edu 03/30/2020

News Byte: VIP Gala Raises Record Amount | Box | NYIT

News Byte: VIP is featured in The Box! Click the link to read the full article.
#nyitvip #newyorktech #news #gala2020 #fundraiser #transitionprogram

nyit.edu Effective Monday, March 23, all suspended in-person classes will resume remotely through the end of the spring 2020 semester. Information and links to resources for students and faculty/staff can be found at nyit.edu/covid.

03/27/2020

Disco lights, music performances, and a dance party... 🤔 hey that sounds like VIP COFFEE HOUSE to us!! That’s right, VIP is remaining connected even while we’re staying apart. From classes to workouts to lunch and even after hours for our beloved Coffee House, the students and faculty remain resilient and committed while staying safe. THANK YOU VIP STUDENTS for your flexibility and amazing efforts in class all week. THANK YOU VIP FACULTY and STAFF for your dedication to the students and program. We hope this message is a positive one during this uncertain time, the bonds we share will not be broken by this. #stayhomestaysafe #nyitvip #newyorktech #mynyit #stayconnected #learningdifferences

03/25/2020

Welcome to virtual VIP Admissions!
We are remotely here for you, and remain committed to our current and prospective VIP students and families. We continue to welcome your Fall 2020 and Summer 2020 I-I (Introduction to Independence) applications digitally. We will also be hosting Info Sessions and Virtual Tours of our program and campus at this time.

Our next scheduled event:

Tuesday, March 31st at 6:00 pm
Virtual Information Session

Get an in-depth look at our Summer Introduction to Independence (I-I) and academic year transition program for students with learning differences.

For more information and to sign up, please contact Amy Anello [email protected] or 631-348-3139.

Check back in as we will continue to post our upcoming virtual events! We hope that you remain safe and healthy during this challenging time.

#nyitvip #newyorktech #admissions #stayconnected #staysafe #transitionprogram #learningdifferences

03/17/2020

Dear VIP students, faculty, and community: We hope you are all enjoying a wonderful, safe, and healthy Spring Break! We have certainly been faced with a difficult and challenging time, not just here — across the entire globe. But as the VIP students know, GRIT, FLEXIBILITY, and being KIND are so important now more than ever! For anyone feeling sad, angry, upset, 👈 swipe to read some sound suggestions from the VIP Junior students! Remember any of these can be easily adapted to our current situation 😁 Drop a comment below if you’ve done any of their suggestions so far... we can’t wait to read them! #nyitvip #newyorktech #springbreak #bekind #beflexible #grit #wellness #collegelife #learningdifferences

03/12/2020

With grateful appreciation to our Gala 2020 sponsors and donors, we would like to acknowledge their generous contributions! Each of our sponsors not only helped to make our Gala a memorable night, but will also continue to support our program and students now and in the future. Since 1987, VIP has proudly served students with learning differences from across the world. Funds raised this year will help to support scholarships, the creation of a new wellness and mindfulness space, and to provide guest lecturers and specialized training for our students. If you are interested in making a donation to our program it is not too late, please visit https://alumni.nyit.edu/giving/nyitvip

#nyitvip #newyorktech #Gala2020 #fundraiser #sponsorshipopportunity #learningdifferences

03/10/2020

The VIP Annual 2020 Benefit Gala!

With enormous gratitude, we wish to thank all who came to support the VIP Annual 2020 Benefit Gala this past Saturday! To call our event a success would be an understatement. We wish to again acknowledge the generosity of our sponsors, the Crescent Beach Club, and our New York Institute of Technology community for helping to make the night a memorable one. If you were not able to join us and would like to support our program, please visit https://alumni.nyit.edu/giving/nyitvip we appreciate your donation! #nyitvip #newyorktech #gala2020 #fundraiser #sponsors #donation #gratitude #support #crescentbeachclub

03/07/2020

What’s in THE ⬜️ BOX… we are officially 24 hours away from the VIP Annual 2020 Benefit Gala! 🥳 We are SO excited for the big day, and beyond grateful for the tremendous generosity and support of our sponsors and donors. VIP students and alumni… see you tomorrow! For those tuning in, we will be posting LIVE from the event! #nyitvip #newyorktech #gala2020 #bigevent #livestory #fundraiser #crescentbeachclub #collegelife

02/29/2020

Thank you to all who attended our Spring Open House this morning! It was a special treat to meet and welcome so many new faces and families to VIP. AND this event would NOT have been the same if it wasn’t for our truly amazing VIP students. They greeted our guests, helped to lead BOTH campus and dorm tours, AND showed tremendous grit by sharing their VIP experiences in front of a PACKED house. We couldn’t be more proud of ALL of you! If you or someone you know is interested in applying for Fall 2020 admissions or for our Summer I-I program, it’s not too late! Call 631-348-3139 to speak with our Admissions Director. Great things are happening at VIP and we would love for you to be part of it! Enjoy the weekend and we hope to see you soon 😊 #nyitvip #newyorktech #openhouse #admissions #studentlife #studentambassador #collegebound #transitionprogram #learningdifferences

02/24/2020

Thank you to the #IvymountSchool Ivymount School and Outreach Programs for hosting a wonderful event this past weekend, we enjoyed having the opportunity to meet so many new people! If you missed us and are interested in learning more, please visit us at https://nyit.edu/vip or send us a DM here.

Stay tuned to see where we're off to next, NYIT VIP might just becoming soon to a town near you!

#nyitvip #newyorktech #resourcefair #event #college #students

Thank you to all who attended the 8th Annual Special Needs Resource Fair!

02/21/2020

Deadline to Register is Today!

Hey VIP Alumni, the deadline to register for the VIP Annual Benefit Gala is today! We would love to see many of you there, so please make sure to grab your ticket today!

Limited tickets are still available for anyone who has not yet signed up, so don't delay register today!
https://alumni.nyit.edu/events/VIPGala2020 #nyitvip #newyorktech #fundraiser #gala2020 #transitionprogram #collegelife

02/15/2020

VIP is sharing some ❤️ for Valentine’s Day! Did you call someone you love today? ☎️ It’s not too late! Wishing everyone an extra special Friday and enjoy the long weekend! #nyitvip #newyorktech #we❤️ourstudents #collegelife #transitionprogram #atthecoffeehouse #holiday #valentinesday #3dayweekend

02/14/2020

VIP Annual 2020 Benefit Gala deadline to purchase tickets is approaching fast!

The deadline to register for the VIP Annual 2020 Benefit Gala is NEXT FRIDAY 2/21 and a limited number of tickets are still available! Please visit our registration page today https://alumni.nyit.edu/events/VIPGala2020 to reserve your ticket for VIP's biggest event of 2020! If you are unable to attend and would like to support our program, we would be grateful for your donation or sponsorship. All proceeds and donations received will contribute to the enhancement and improvement the Vocational Independence Program. Gala 2020, can't wait! #nyitvip #newyorktech #benefitgala #fundraiser #event #transitionprogram #collegelife #crescentbeachclub #bayvilleny

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Congratulations to all of the students of the Vocational Independence Program!  You did it!  Thank you for your hard wor...
Congratulations to the VIP Class of 2020!  We held our virtual Commencement Ceremony earlier today and celebrated the ac...
We had another terrific turnout for our VIP Virtual Alumni Social this past Friday!  Over 50 alumni gathered with facult...
Created by the students of the Vocational Independence Program in honor of Earth Day 2020! This evening's activity start...
Our Virtual Information Session is today at 3:00 pm... it’s not too late to sign up! We will be joined by faculty, stude...
Stay safe, stay strong, and stay connected. Happy and healthy weekend to all!#nyitvip #newyorktech #collegelife #transit...
Welcome to virtual VIP Admissions! We are remotely here for you, and remain committed to our current and prospective VIP...
The VIP Annual 2020 Benefit Gala!
Deadline to Register is Today!
VIP Annual 2020 Benefit Gala deadline to purchase tickets is approaching fast!
GALA 2020!
VIP on Broadway!

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