TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) - Eight men and women graduated from the CrossingPoints program Tuesday night at the University of Alabama.
CrossingPoints is a collaboration between Tuscaloosa city and county schools and the University of Alabama to prepare adults 18-21 with intellectual disabilities for the workforce.
From dining, cosmetology, clerical work, and landscaping professions among other fields, these graduates will be filling some vital roles.
Dozens of friends and family gathered to celebrate the moment.
The University of Alabama describes the program as follows:
CrossingPoints is a two-tier postsecondary transition program on the campus of The University of Alabama. CrossingPoints Tier 1 is a collaboration between The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa City Schools, and Tuscaloosa County School System. Tier 1 serves students with significant disabilities ages 18-21 years who are still receiving IDEA services. CrossingPoints Tier 2, also known as the Summer Bridge Program, is a postsecondary pipeline program for college-age students with intellectual disabilities ages 19+ years from anywhere in the State of Alabama and beyond.