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CrossingPoints Summer Bridge Program

CrossingPoints Summer Bridge Program
The University of Alabama
CrossingPoints Summer Bridge Program
Box 870232
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
Program Contact Dr. Amy Williamson
Email amwilliamson@ua.edu
Phone 205.348.3180
Website Program website
Facebook link to program Facebook page

CrossingPoints Summer Bridge Program is a postsecondary pipeline program for college-age students with intellectual disabilities ages 18+ years from anywhere in the State of Alabama and beyond.  The overarching purpose of the CrossingPoints Summer Bridge Program is to provide college-age students with intellectual disabilities a structured opportunity to experience, explore, and develop skills for pursuing postsecondary education at an institution of choice. The program takes place during one UA summer term (June) following the University summer school calendar. Participating students reside in UA dorms and participate in curriculum that is a blend of CrossingPoints-specific courses and can select up to one UA course based upon eligibility and interests. Enrolled students will have the opportunity to deepen and hone their self-advocacy and self-determination skills in order to function with a greater degree of independence in areas of social integration, independent living, employment, and academics at UA or in one of two local IHEs of their choice (Shelton State Community College or Stillman College) or at a postsecondary program of choice with follow-along services provided by CrossingPoints personnel for the project duration. In addition, students, along with their undergraduate mentors, participate in recreation activities and supported community outings.

Program information submitted: February 15, 2022

General
Public or private: Public
Type of school: 4-year college or university
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? Yes
Students in this program: Have graduated or exited from high school
Number of students: 10
Summer program name CrossingPoints Summer Bridge
Description of our summer transition program:
Summer program link: CrossingPoints Summer Bridge
Requirements
Program serves students who have left high school? Yes, all of our students have left high school
Regular H.S. diploma required? No, an IEP/non-standard diploma/certificate of attendance is accepted
Deadline to apply to this program: February 11, 2022
Accepts out-of-state students?: Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Acceptance rate for the most recent fall term 52.00%
Cost
Average student tuition and fees for the current school year $1100.00
Average out-of-state tuition, current year $1100.00
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? No
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Private pay (student and family)
Academic
Students enrolled in this program take the following types of inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities)
  • Typical college courses for credit
  • Typical college courses for audit
More about course access:

This is an exploratory program, as such students are exploring college classes and other aspects of college life. As an exploratory process students can informally explore college classes by sitting in on the course and participating as all other students, but do not receive a credit for the course.

Did ALL students in your program enroll in at least one inclusive college/university course either for credit or audit? Yes
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Are students in this program able to access support services through your IHE disability services office? No
Percentage of academic time spent in inclusive courses (with students who don't have disabilities) 50-74%
Students in the program have access to the following campus-wide services: Career services
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: Certificate of Completion
Is the credential IHE-approved? Awarded by program, not officially recognized by the IHE
Do students earn STEM-related certificates? No
Employment
Other career development activities are:
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
Additional information about career development and work experience

As an exploratory program, students in Summer Bridge explore employment through various assessments and job shadowing experiences

Does this program have a working partnership with VR to provide funding, supports and/or services to students in the program? Yes
Housing
Housing is provided to students: Yes
Housing options available:
  • Inclusive on campus
Extracurricular
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Students may participate in the following extra-curricular activities Registered student organizations