Sorry, I need to vent for a minute. I'm teaching an ESY class, and was assigned to a low-functioning autism group. Through the first week, I've been bitten, kicked, punched, hit, slapped, spit on, had personal items destroyed, and had to wait an hour and a half after school for a parent to pick up a child who we were not physically able to get onto a bus. On top of all that, they come in today in the middle of my class, and take one of my IAs. I've done it before, and I know I'll get through it. Gives me a new-found appreciation for those future saints who spend their careers working with this population. I love the kids, physicality aside, but I couldn't do this full time. Hats off to anybody out there who works with low-incidence kiddos.