difficult child seems to be making the gradual transition to semi independent living. He is handling his own medications,schedule,hygiene,contact lens,life skills with very little problems. I am greatly relieved. husband noticed that difficult child was appropriately dressed and well cared for. difficult child has several buddies.Whew! and is engaged in activities. He seems to be doing fine with some problems with frustration. Evidently, he complained of homesickness the first 2 weeks,which I believe had to do with anxiety over an expectation more than sentimental reasons. (didn't complain much to us) I do see him able to do what is necessary to live independently but he still has this need to be tethered. I am hoping that won't become an insurmountable problem when it is time for him to return to the full program in Sept. So far,he gets the big thumbs up for managing the transition. I think I am doing a big roadtrip,the early part of Sept. to take difficult child to school and visit mom on the return trip. When I know more,maybe I can stop for a coffee along the way with some of you.