I did a bit of browsing beforehand before posting this, but I'm not quite finding the help I need. I am in my 11th year of teaching. I've always done pretty well in the department, but this year's class has thrown me for a loop. It's at a school I have been at for five years, yet I've never had a class even close to the behavior of this one. Grade: 3rd. I have 8 students diagnosed with ADHD, 2 with autism, 2 with sensory processing disorders, 1 with EBD, 3 with more general developmental/learning disorders. And mind you these kids are listed by their chief diagnosis and are not necessarily limited to one category. There are 25 students total in the class. I don't know how they all managed to be in my class, but it has been the hardest year for classroom management. I can't even speak to the class. I'm sure most of these kids truly want to listen, but by the time I have the entire class listening to me (roughly 20 seconds), many of these kids are pushing their focus limits. I say two words and I've lost half the class. I have turned to mostly doing small groups for everything (in order to avoid the whole class attention issue) but the same problems exist in these groups at a smaller scale. 2 of the kids have one-to-one aides, but I still find myself bawling every night. If I'm teaching one group, no matter how well trained the rest of the class is, there are still several kids literally crawling on the floor or terrorizing others. I have worked myself to the bone teaching procedures and expectations, but I have yet to have the entire class demonstrate perfectly due to at least one kid having a meltdown a couple of practices in. I don't know what else to do. I'm in trouble with administration for not having the "perfect classroom of model students". I am struggling to find that balance between actually teaching, respecting the different needs of these students, and teaching them just how to perform basic classroom behaviors. None of my past strategies are working. I need something new.