Definitely Twilight Zone stuff. Follows directions well. Gets along with- peers, has really "fit in well" with- the program. Is on time to everything. Compliant and "polite" in school, has done every assignment and gotten straight A's. They have seen him getting frustrated but not having any outbursts at all over his frustration. They *do* see a lot of work that needs to be done in terms of independent living skills. I finally said: So you're wondering what he's doing there, hunh? They understand honeymooning concept, but I don't think they get the fact that thank you can have a very loooong honeymoon. Time will tell. Don't get me wrong - I'm as close to ecstatic as I've ever been over his behavior but I guess the PTSD in me can't help but think there's a huge anvil hanging over our heads, waiting for the honeymoon to be over. on the other hand... he has made amazing strides in the past year and is just very very different in terms of mood and that underlying anxiety/revving motor thing, which has disappeared. If he can make it to the new year without major glitches (double the amount of time it's taken him to fall apart on previous discharges from Residential Treatment Center (RTC)) we will start talking about him returning home full time. He is coming home Labor Day - and is using public transportation for a huge chunk of the trip! I'm trying really hard not to get too excited... but I am. Would be so nice to have my son home again, safely.