School has made a dramatic difference for Ellie. I really can't explain the ways in which I see her true personality emerging. Cooperative. Sensitive. Funny. She seems to want to exert control over parts of her life, and then she's content to let me still run the show in many respects. Her functional communication is enormously improved. She has mastered "yes" and "no" and is internalizing many of the social skills that ASD struggle with. She is an expert describer, categorizer, organizer of things into groups and subgroups. I believe she is math oriented; I think that skill comes easily to her. She doesn't like to try things unless she believes she'll be successful. I wonder who she reminds me of?