If you remember, I had previously posted about some problems I had dealing with aggressive outburst from an autistic student. Today, he pushed another teacher and she ended up leaving in and ambulance. I was told it was my fault for: 1 taking his tray away, 2 having him in the cafeteria, and three not removing the trigger. What a day! I am sitting here now trying to find the words for a letter of resignation. I have beat myself over the head all day trying to figure out what I keep doing wrong when it comes to this student. I have tried picture schedules, he won't even look at them. I have tried giving him computer breaks, but he constantly goes to unapproved sites. He refuses to do assigned tasks. I guess I do not know how to accommodate him and as a result he has attacked me and other students. The IEP meeting for revising a behavior plan went nowhere and my district bullies us into compliance or loss of employment. Now the result is another teacher being assaulted. They use his autism as an excuse for his behavior. I keep asking for expert advice, training, etc.., but they want to keep everything in house so they "handle" it. I am not even allowed to contact parents for behavior problems at my school. to clarify some questions let me say this: He had eaten breakfast and was asked to put his tray away. Instead of placing his tray in the tray area, he took it to the elementary side and asked for food. The cafeteria worker who knows he is not allowed to have seconds, and that he had already come through the line, wouldn't give him food. A teacher who was in line with her students got him some food. I reminded him that he had eaten and we needed to put our tray away. I asked hem to hand it to me. He handed it to me then stomped away screaming and ran toward the cashier screaming. She called his name and said don't hit me. He ran past her and pushed the other female teacher down. She hit several chairs before hitting the floor. He screamed and I told him it was time to go, and pointed to the door. I said go now in a stern voice. I got in trouble for taking away his second tray and said just let him eat. What a joke, he is not being taught, everything I attempt, they say it s out of his routine. He has been in my class for six months, when is my class routine going to become familiar?