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How many times have you heard this from a General Education teacher - "He/she has autism and is too disruptive for my class."

I can answer this for you.  One too many times.  Yes, kids with autism can most definitley be loud, make noises, flap their hands, in short, be "disruptive".  What can we do for our General Education teachers to help them get through the rough patches?  We, as Special Education teachers, therapists, and Behavior/Autism Coaches, can work hand-in-hand with them.  It isn't going to be easy.  There may be way too many tantrums (by both the students and teacher).  There may also be some days where it seems as if everything has worked itself out...and then, there it goes again.  With so many behaviors being cyclical, it can sometimes be diffiicult to predict if or when it may occur.  I ask from everyone - have patience.  Yes, I know it's hard.  I am going through it right now with a student.  Taking that child out of the classroom to sit in the office with a one-on-one "escort" or sending him to "cool off" in my Special Education classroom is not the answer.  Now this child loves being in my classroom and is having a very difficult time even entering his classroom.  I know that we are nearing the end of the school year, but this is no time to give up.  Not now.  Not when he has come so far.  My heart aches for him and I truly hope that his parents advocate for him.  I think they will and this is encouraging.

Have you experienced a similar situation?  If so, how was it handled and what was the outcome?