Can anyone give me any advice on how to cope with a Year 1 autistic boy in mainstream who has started pinching and biting? He has HLN2 and is fully supported 1:1 with AEN funding. We work with a key learning centre school who send an advisor in every two weeks. Autism Outreach don't have anything to offer as the KLC teacher works in a school with an autistic unit and AO aren't as up-to-speed with best practice (their opinion). We are close to having to say we can no longer meet this child's needs. He is statemented and it is possible that his parents will insist that he stays with us, despite our recommendation. To relieve his 1:1 worker, we have to rotate other TAs who also have 1:1 responsiblity. We have tried everything we can think of but the three TAs involved are starting to say they have had enough - they don't come to work to be bitten, pinched and grabbed (more often inappropriately). I agree but what can I do? The child reacts so fast, staff have no warning of when he is going to strike. He has had to be removed from the corridor at busy times as he is lashing out at other children. I just don't know what to try next. We don't have enough Ed Psych hours left so that route is cut off. Help???