Within the New Lifestyles design, opportunities exist for students in senior phases of the program to live more independently with less structure and oversight. Individuals who have demonstrated responsibility and a commitment toward personal growth, work and/or academics, and through progress on New Lifestyles phase activities can become eligible to live as a Transition Student. The Transition status is different from the initial component of New Lifestyles programatic structure. The Transition environment is designed to provide a more graded experience where progress is met with increasing independence and self-reliance. Although more similar in structure to other independent living and mentoring programs, New Lifestyles intensive clinical supports remain available to the individual and the family.