I imagine this is a touchy subject and a tough situation to be in. When I was student teaching I was provided with all IEPs and backgrounds on my student that might require additional help and guidance. No such information is usually giving when you're subbing. I've had instances where a student really DID need to leave the classroom for a moment or go into a quiet area to calm down because they had Autism or emotional issues that have been documented by the school. And the I've had kids who have quite convincingly faked it to get laughs or to cause trouble. In this situation I almost feel like using my best judgement is still stacked against me. If I'm not sure and the student DOES have a disability and I deny him--I'm a bitch--if they don't and I fall for it--I'm an idiot. I am hesitant to asking other students too due to them A) wanting to help their friends joke around or B) Not knowing. In situations like this--what should I do if I'm not sure? Is it one of those things where I'm just going to have to trust the student is telling the truth?