I have a middle school student with Autism that I see twice a week for music class. She comes in every time insisting that she doesn't want to be there. Once it is made clear that she must stay in the music room, she generally refuses to participate. Occasionally, she attempts to participate but makes minimal effort, saying she can’t do it - even though I have set up an activity where she is sure to be successful. Generally, her one-to-one paraprofessional will work with her, making sure that she stays on task during the period. Unfortunately, I am in a situation this year where the one-to-one is on her break during the time that I have this student. That is when things get out of hand, and she will escalate from complaining about having to come to music, to hitting other students. Last week, she made a show by climbing onto my desk, and hitting/kicking my computer. She saw that this upset me more than usual, so today she made a repeat performance. I have figured out that all of these behaviors serve to either get attention from others, or to avoid activities. I have spoken with her regular classroom teacher, but have not been given much in the way of advice or help. I have also spoken with the administration to try and get her one-to-one into the classroom with her. In the meantime, I would like to create a behavioral system that she could use just in the music classroom that would get her to participate in activities in a meaningful way. Any of your suggestions are appreciated!