This year I have two really intense 1:1 support needs kids that I cannot put with subs ever, at all. To that end, I have made us a separate "sub schedule" to use whenever one of us (myself or classroom paras) are out so that those two kids are covered all day. Today we had -1 para sub -1 child MOST unhappy with staff change schedule all day -both other SPED teachers out at training -1 grade level field trip -different lunch schedule -library closed (of course, it was our day for library) -aaaaaaaand just when we had gotten backpacks on to go to recess, it starts to rain. Wah! I'm pretty good at rolling with the punches, but why do all the punches have to come on the same day?! People that teach kids with very specific, very intense needs (we're talking cannot ever have eyes taken off for a second) - how have you handled having staff subs? One of these kids I've had for 3 years now, but this year its like there is so much more of the typical autism resistance to change at every.little.thing.