Hi, I have, or am strongly suspected of having, Autism Spectrum Disorder. I'm now teaching middle school, and my students are great, but I'm not the best teacher. I'm painfully disorganized. A teacher on my hall, maybe my assigned mentor teacher, did finally help me organize my room and come up with a few systems, but a few of them are slowly breaking down. I managed to misplace my seating chart, for one thing, and even though I know the students, I sometimes get so busy that I forget to take roll. It's all me. When I have to do several different things quickly, I often forget a few important steps. That's why I've had so much trouble keeping work in the past. When I explain it, though, it's a toss up as to whether or not I'll be taken seriously. I'm afraid that if I mention this issue, it will just be dismissed as laziness. Throw in students who are expected to be disorganized and have trouble keeping up with stuff just due to their developmental level, and that's a recipe for disaster. I'm expected to provide structure that I simply fail at providing.