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Knight credits some of his accomplishment to Parrish's class. "I want to be independent," Knight said. "I work as a team." Parrish sums up his objective: "Teaching them to be the best person they can be, especially after they leave here."

Lindsey Riley from KVAL News profiled student Dony Knight, educator Matt Parrish and the Sutherlin High School special education program for a story set to air on KVAL News at 5 on Thursday, May 3.

And that's the ultimate goal: teaching students the social and life skills they need to be successful in their community.