Facility offers glimpse of independent life for students with special needs

10/18/2011 | Herald News (Joliet, Ill.), The

Students in special education in one Illinois school district learn independent-living skills at a facility that resembles a neighborhood home. The Lincoln-Way Transition House is fully functional and accessible, allowing students to learn and practice meal-planning, cooking, budgeting and social skills. "Our focus is on increased independence," said Barb Luoma, the transition house's supervisor.

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