I justed interviewed for an Autism teaching position. Before I accept the job (if they offer), I am trying to decide if I really want the job or hold out for another position. It will be for low-functioning, non-verbal middle school students. There will be 5 or 6 students and 2 aides. And the principal said there are a few spitters and biters in the group. The principal assured me that I will have plenty of training opportunities and a mentor, which is good, but i'll only get a 1 hour off period every other day, which I don't like. I have only taught middle and high school English for the past 10 years and have never been in an autism classroom so I really have no idea what to expect. Day in and day out, what is it really like? The principal came across as it being very difficult, but how difficult is it? My heart warms at the thought of helping the kids but I also want to be realistic and not bite off more than i can chew. I would appreciate anyone's honest insight. Thanks!