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CrossingPoints Tier 1 Program

CrossingPoints Tier 1 Program
The University of Alabama
CrossingPoints Tier 1 Program
Box 870232
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
Program Contact Dr. Amy Williamson
Phone 205-348-3180
Facebook link to program Facebook page

CrossingPoints Tier 1 is a collaboration between The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa City Schools, and Tuscaloosa County School System. Tier 1 serves students with significant disabilities ages 18-21 years who are still receiving IDEA services. Tier 1 follows the Tuscaloosa City Schools and Tuscaloosa County school systems' Academic year calendar. Students follow the transition curriculum entitled “Life Center Career Education” involving Daily Living skills, Personal Social Skills, Occupational Guidance and Preparation.

Program information submitted: March 5, 2021

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: Are still enrolled in high school
Number of students: 20
School district or agency partner: Tuscaloosa City Schools and Tuscaloosa County School System
Program serves students who have left high school? No, all of our students are still in high school
Accepts out-of-state students?: No
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length: 3 years
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Acceptance rate for the most recent fall term 25.00%
Retention rate for first year students from the previous academic year to the current one 100.00%
Cost of the program:
Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)? Pending (we have applied to become a CTP but have not yet been approved)
Students pay for the program in the following ways:
  • Local School District funds
  • Grant Funding
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: Between 25% of the time and half the time
Is the credential IHE-approved? Awarded by program, not officially recognized by the IHE
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 100%
Other career development activities are:
  • Volunteer work
  • Community Service
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 67%
Does this program have a working partnership with VR to provide funding, supports and/or services to students in the program? Yes
Housing is provided to students: No
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Proportion of social time spent only with other students in this program: 25%