Just to preface my post, I am well aware that teachers do not diagnose students, and I'm not saying that we should. However, I see no problem in speculating whether or not a particular given diagnosis may be correct and doing what is possible to adjust teaching to meet that child's needs. Just so we're clear on that. I've been noticing more and more kids in the classes I sub in often do not fit the particular disabilty group that class is designed to accommodate. For example, I know quite a few students in autistic support classrooms who do not strike me as autistic... they strike me as children whose first language is not English who also have some developmental delays. I'm not alone in my thoughts... the classroom staff agrees. It bothers me when I see children who are quite capable of handling higher-level work being given tasks that are more appropriate for students with much less ability, simply because they're in a class for autistic kids and that's what the program is in that classroom. Does anyone have kids in their classrooms who (in your opinion) might be in the wrong place? Do you know how they got there?