UA to host first special needs college fair in the state

UA to host first special needs college fair in the state
(Source: WBRC video)

TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) - The University of Alabama (UA) is hosting a college prep fair catering to a special group of people.

Around 9 a.m. on Friday, UA launched its first special needs college fair.

This will be the first one in Alabama, geared towards helping students specifically with intellectual disabilities.

Schools like Jacksonville State University, Auburn University, The Horizon School in Birmingham, and the Crossing Points Program at UA will have booths set up at the college fair.

About 200 people have already signed up to attend.

There will be a parent and student forum that will explain from personal experience how specific programs work at the various schools.

“The supports are going to be different, and the supports need to be different for each individual. So this gives them a chance to talk one-on-one with these schools to find out what they offer to make the best decision about where they want to go,” said Amy Williamson, Crossing Points Coordinator.

The fair will be held at the Ferguson Center’s Ballroom, and UA hopes to make this an annual event.

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