Hi, guys...strange thing happened. I received an offer to teach a NON-sped position and with school rapidly approaching, I took it. Unfortunately after the principal offered this to me, the supt. said she couldn't hire me; because I had yet to take and pass the approp. state exam (even though my degree and transcripts would have considered me "highly-qualified" without the passing of the test). So I accepted a different position; in-home trainer/ for parents of children with autism spectrum disorder. I have had little experience (directly) with this type of student so will have a lot to learn. Does anyone here teach in an in-home setting (training the parent, not homebound teaching) or have extensive knowledge of strategies to use for children with autism? I would be eternally grateful. I sure hope this is the last time I have to shift gears. So frustrating to be bounced around like this, but I'm excited about the opportunity to learn and work with these children. I'm considering it an adventure; challenging for sure but know I'll learn a lot. Advice, anyone?