WHO ARE WE?
CrossingPoints is a partnership between The University of Alabama’s Department of Special Education & Multiple Abilities 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 in specially selected or assigned job sites at The University of Alabama. The students spend up to three hours a day, four days a week in real job settings, while receiving instruction in skills for employment, independent living, and functional academics,. The CrossingPoints Transition Model program helps employers better understand the advantages and realities of hiring people with disabilities.
Delivery of state of the art programming and interventions in a post-secondary education for young adults with intellectual disabilities. Individual participant outcomes will result in enhanced community, recreational, and employment options. Program delivery will be regarded as a top three program nationally.
- Realize competitive job placements for 80% of program completers.
- Enhance the social interaction skills of 100% of program completers utilizing acceptable adult language and manners or through the use of Augmentative communication devices.
- Promote individual self-advocacy skills and beliefs in 100% of program completers leading to enriched lifestyles.
- Achieve and sustain a national Certified Transition Program designation.