TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Students with intellectual disabilities are getting the chance to experience what it is like to be a college student.
It is part of the University of Alabama's CrossingPoints' Summer Bridge Program.
Ten students from across the southeast are calling Lakeside East on UA's campus, home, for the next couple of months. They are taking part in a unique, summer-long, college transition program.
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News Title : CrossingPoints Celebrates Graduation
From : Druid City Media
Date : 05-12-2016
Jamaica Cooper had a negative attitude and was doing anything to try and fit in.
Cooper, who has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair, struggled to accept whatever physical limitations she had. She was different, and that was OK. But it wasn’t until she enrolled in CrossingPoints at the University of Alabama that she was able to become a confident and happy young woman.
Thursday, at the Ferguson Center ballroom on the UA campus, Cooper, along with six others, graduated from CrossingPoints, a transition program for young adults ages 18-21.
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