University of Alabama News introduces The CrossingPoints Summer Bridge Program. Please check this article below.
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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From: UA news
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — CrossingPoints, a student transition program on The University of Alabama campus, is growing in both size and reach through a $2.5 million grant to help create a bridge to higher education for those with intellectual disabilities.
Dr. Kagendo Mutua, professor of severe and profound disabilities and transition in the department of special education and multiple abilities in UA’s College of Education, recently received the grant to enhance CrossingPoints.
From Tuscaloosa News
Finding a job in today’s economy is hard enough, but it can be even harder for adults with disabilities.
Betty Shirley, a grandparent of a man who has Down syndrome, said many adults with disabilities never go to work after leaving the public school system. But one Tuscaloosa organization is changing that.
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Dr. Mutua has been chosen as one of the 2015 Women Who Shape the State. She is being recognized by AL.com as someone who has made a difference not only in her community but across the state of Alabama. Dr. Mutua will be recognized in Birmingham in November. Congratulations!
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