A California school district has an award-winning transition program to prepare students who have intellectual disabilities for independent living. Students ages 18 to 22 in the Washington Unified School District learn and practice life skills in a rental home, and use public transportation to travel to a nearby community college for classes. "The goal is for them to live on their own in a supported environment, when appropriate," said Chad Hinton, the program's lead teacher. "We assess everything to help them become as independent as possible."

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