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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 Amy Williamson
Email amwilliamson@ua.edu
Phone 205-348-3180
Website http://crossingpoints.ua.edu/tier-1-at-a-glance.html

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.

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: Are still enrolled in high school
Number of students: 25
Affiliates
School district or agency partner: Tuscaloosa City Schools
Contact person: Tuscaloosa County School System
Requirements
Deadline to apply to this program: January 2019
Requirements for admission to this program:
  • 18-21 years old
  • Student must be enrolled in a particular school system/local educational agency
Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:
  • Intellectual disability
  • Autism
Program length: 3 years
Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates
Percent of students applying who are admitted: 35%
Retention rate: 100%
Cost
Cost of the program: There is no cost to students to attend this program.
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:
  • Local School District funds
Academic
Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities): Students do not take typical college courses
Students take courses that are only for students in this program: Yes
Information on special classes:

Students follow the transition curriculum entitled “Life Center Career Education” involving Daily Living skills, Personal Social Skills, Occupational Guidance and Preparation. They also participate in internships and social activities on campus.

Time spent only with other students in this program: Between 25% of the time and half the time
Credential(s) students earn upon completing the program: CrossingPoints Certificate of Completion
The credential(s) is/are:
  • Awarded by program, not officially recognized by Institute of Higher Education
  • Just for students in this program
Employment
Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program: 100%
Other career development activities are:
  • Internships
  • Volunteer work
Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program: 67%
Housing
Housing is provided to students: No
Extracurricular
Students participate in student organizations on campus: Yes
Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program: 50%
Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:

Sorority and Fraternity Activities
Student Organizations/Clubs
Intramural Sports

Last updated: Thursday, August 23, 2018 - 11:50