CrossingPoints program at the University of Alabama on Friday hosted an event designed to highlight growing postsecondary education opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities. Alabama’s College Prep Summit, the first of its kind in the state, was held at the Ferguson Center ballroom for people interested in attending a nontraditional college program.
It's amazing story about Cody Pope one of our former student. Please see the articles.
A couple of days after his birthday, Cody Pope welcomed friends and family who came to celebrate the purchase of his first home. A sign in the front yard of Pope’s townhome marked the way for visitors who clustered in groups in the kitchen and living room around tables spread with food. A table inside with a guestbook was stacked with tea kettles, toothbrushes, floor mats and other gifts for life in the new home … Pope’s homeownership is a testament to possibilities. The 31-year-old, who has Down syndrome, plans to live in his home independently. “When you think about it, the mark of being an adult isn’t about becoming a certain age, it is about what you do after that age,” said Kagendo Mutua, director of CrossingPoints at the University of Alabama.