In a bit of a tough situation: my SO and I live in a basement apartment (not my choice- I moved into his place) and the people above us have been driving us nuts for about a year. These are not the same people as when he moved in. They're a foreign couple with two young children. The kids have been annoying from the beginning; one was in the crying all the time phase and the other mastering walking and falling all the time. We understand that that's normal child development and figured we'd wait it out and it'd get better as the kids aged. Nope. The older child stomp-runs all the time, at all hours of the day and night. The younger is in the "dropping things is funny" stage now. The thudding and stomping has been extreme to the point where SO's boss has had to ask what's going on because you can hear it on zoom. I had to re-shoot lesson videos multiple times because of the noise. We get about an hour of peace in the afternoons when the kid naps, but that's it. We did have to go up there once after we heard a VERY loud crashing/thudding. I was afraid something fell on one of the kids; you hear those horror stories about dressers tipping over etc. It's to the point where our stress is up and our sleep is disrupted. We haven't done a formal complaint, but have made remarks to the maintenance/repair guy when HE said something about the thumping. This must've gotten back to the landlord, because we got a letter slipped under our door this weekend. The letter apologized for all the noise and explains a lot. It turns out that the older child has just been diagnosed with autism and attention issues and has some sort of sleep disorder yet to be identified. We now feel bad about saying anything, because we understand more than most what that's like. Two of SO's younger siblings are autistic, so we've been there. On one hand, we get that it's very difficult for them to manage their child right now, but on the other, it's hard to ignore the real effects the constant disruption has had on us. We don't want them to feel unwelcome or embarrassed, but we're concerned that this is only going to get worse as the child grows. Because of our experience, we could be a great resource for them, but the language barrier limits that. We don't know what to do now. Unfortunately, we can't move at the moment because of how the virus has affected our careers. We're feeling bad for having said anything at all, but we can't have this continuing forever either. I can't do live teaching with this constant disruption; SO is getting tired of having to explain/apologize during every meeting, etc. AITA for being so irritated? Anyone see a way to improve the situation?