I was wondering what your thoughts are or how your districts deal with students running and bolting from the room or the playground, etc. I understand FBA, and I've read research stating that something like 65% of children with Autism engage in this running/bolting behavior, even in familiar "safe" places. I've worked in schools where they suggest not running after the students so that the behavior doesn't turn into a game or become reinforced- but for some students this seems ineffective to me. (Or, for instance, when we are outside waiting for the buses to pull up and the student wanders off, I don't feel it's acceptable to let him head toward the street without someone catching him). If students are not bolting for attention, how do you think staff should respond? I work with preschoolers who qualified under DD, but I (and most of the staff who come into contact with these students) see signs that they may eventually get an Autism diagnosis. How can I make the argument that they're not misbehaving intentionally?