Our Mission

VIP is a partnership of individuals with disabilities, their family members, and friends working to ensure that opportunities for a full life on Martha's Vineyard are available to all.

Originally called the Martha's Vineyard Special Parents Association, VIP was founded in 1983 by a group of families working to improve opportunities for their children with disabilities. 

In 2007, we changed the name to Vineyard Independence Partnership to represent a full picture of inclusion for people of all ages living, working, and playing on Martha's Vineyard.

Today we offer accessible opportunities athletics, arts, drama, environment, travel, as well as host community events and promote inclusivity for all people.