My daughter and I have been working very slowly through the program. She is special needs, developmentally delayed, vision and auditory processing issues. We care currently on Topic 3.I have found that, like everything we study, repetition and taking it slow is the key to success. Topic 2 we did in conjunction with work she is doing with a functional nutritionist. What a great synergy that has been. She made the decision on her own to work with the nutritionist because of the work we were doing with True Connections. I have been trying for years to get her to agree but she was afraid she would have to give up her favorite foods. But she made the decision and we have seen major changes in her ability to connect. A few months ago she spontaneously called a friend on the phone, the first time ever. She is able now to make sensible choices in what she wears and people are noticing. I do not have to insist or even say anything, she is making her own choices to take better care of herself.Self criticism has always been a huge issue. She has been afraid to try because she might fail. She has stopped hitting herself in the head and calling herself stupid when she makes a mistake. We are pleased with the program. I have had to adapt some things because it is just her and I, but we have found a way to make it work at our pace and timing.