I'm an nqt in reception wih 31children. One of these has been diagnosed with autism two months ago, but as it takes 20 weeks for his ehcp to go through I will have no 1:1 support for him this year. He can say few words but is generally incoherent, and cannot sit on the carpet at all (except for snack time, and after this he immediately goes to he door). He does not listen or understand when I read stories. He needs constant supervision but I cannot give him to my TA 24/7 as she has other bits to help me with! when we have snack my TA goes on a break. Yesterday after he had finished his snack, he sat in the quiet area and starting throwing pillows. So I told him to come and sit by my feet. He came over and had a meltdown, taking his clothes off (socks shoes trousers). I am alone wih this and 30 other kids trying to get him to calm down and for them not to squirm. i have not started formal lessons yet except for running over phase 1 phonics, which he does not join in with and walks around the room during, causing a disturbance. I'm really worried and don't know what to do. I get tense every time the TA has to leave the room as I have no control over him along with all the other children. i understand it's early days but do you have any advice as it is really getting me down and making me feel like a lousy nqt. Thanks.