My child is thriving at Applewood, and is happy daily. There is a boarding arrangement and in addition to or part of school life is fostering independent living. I was apprehensive at first, I did not think it would work out. I am heartened every time I call to speak with my daughter to hear a happy child, who is physically and emotionally stable. She is anxious after home visits to return to school. She has now learned to self assess her behaviour and to determine when her actions have compromised the group. She has therefore learned how to work with and among people and to appreciate different personalities. In terms of improvement I am anxious to have her pushed to achieving even more independence.