I am a student teacher in special education and my biggest fear about the profession is working with a child that is violent. I can handle paperwork, or even a child that has ADHD that is constantly out of their seat or playing, but I am deathly afraid to work with children that are violent. How do you work with a child that is violent towards teachers and other students? I know you aren't allowed to hit them back, but are you allowed to restrain them? Also, are violent children ( in special education) usually found in ED (emotional disorder) or ASD ( autism) classes ? Which areas of special education should I avoid, if I don't want to work with violent children? ( I'll work with any other disability) Any suggestions?