Reaching the Top of the Hill

From Santa Maria Times–When Jason Christenberry first learned to use the Santa Maria Area Transit bus, his mother Janet said she felt “scared to death.”

That’s because Jason has Asperger’s Syndrome, a communication disorder on the Autism spectrum.

But thanks to HILL House, the Santa Maria Joint Union High School District’s two-year transition program for intellectually disabled students ages 18-22, Janet Christenberry no longer worries about her son taking public transportation.

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