difficult child got on the bus all by herself today with no assistance. Yayyy! Today is the first day she was expected to get up all on her own and get on the bus for school. For the last few days my mom has gone over to my home before school to supervise her and make sure she was ready and out the door. Now that difficult child is used to setting her alarm and waking up to it, we let her go on her own today without my mom there to assist her. I was really worried there for awhile this morning. difficult child is supposed to be downstairs for the bus at 8:50, and when I called her cell phone about twenty minutes beforehand to make sure she was up and getting ready, she wasn't answering her phone. Both my mom and I were calling her nonstop for about ten minutes with no success. Finally at about 8:40 she answered her phone sounding incredibly irritated. She told me she had been taking a bath. I told her to hurry up and get dressed ASAP so she wouldn't miss the bus. She told me okay and hung up. About fifteen minutes later I texted her and she told me she was on the bus and on her way to school. I was SO relieved! About an hour later, the school psychiatric told me at work that her English teacher called him, saying she did great in her class today. English is her absolute worst subject, so hearing she did well is good news. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers that she continues to do well and she makes it on that bus every morning!