CrossingPoints is an on campus transition program at the University of Alabama in cooperation with the UA, Tuscaloosa City and County School System. This site provides information on our students, staff, how to volunteer or how to become one of CrossingPoints Jobsites, along with other information relevant to our program.
WHO ARE WE?
CrossingPoints is a collaboration between the University of Alabama’s Special Education & Multiple Abilities Department in the College of Education and the Tuscaloosa City and County School Systems. The purpose of CrossingPoints is to provide transition services for students with disabilities ages 18-21. Students participating in CrossingPoints receive hands on instruction in vocational/employment aspects of transition during their job placement and specially selected or assigned job sites at the University of Alabama. The students spend up to 4 hours a day 4 days a week in real job settings, while receiving instruction in employment related skills and some functional academics related to independent living skills. The CrossingPoints Transition model helps employers better understand the realities and advantages of hiring people with disabilities.