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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
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Program Contact Dr. Amy Williamson
Email amwilliamson@ua.edu
Phone 205.348.3180
Website https://crossingpoints.ua.edu/tier-2.html
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 the two UA summer terms (June and July) 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 two UA courses 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. Then participants will be recruited from UA's two partner Local Education Agencies (LEAs), LEAs in the high poverty Black Belt region and other rural counties of Alabama as well as elsewhere in the State of Alabama and the nation. ​In addition, students, along with their undergraduate mentors, participate in recreation activities and supported community outings.

Program information submitted: February 25, 2021

General
Public or private: Public
Type of school: 4-year college or university
Is this program a federally funded TPSID program? No
Students in this program: Have graduated or exited from high school
Summer program name Tier 2 CrossingPoints Summer Bridge Program
Description of our summer transition program:

The Summer Bridge program is ONLY a summer transition program. 

Summer program link: Tier 2 CrossingPoints Summer Bridge Program
Requirements
Program serves students who have left high school? Yes, all of our students have left high school
Accepts out-of-state students?: Yes
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Academic
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Typical college courses for audit
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 only with other students in this program: None of the time
Employment
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
Housing
Housing is provided to students: Yes
Housing options available:
  • Inclusive on campus
Extracurricular
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Proportion of social time spent only with other students in this program: None of the time