Hi does anyone have any advice on how best to go about becoming an ASD teacher? I'm a qualified secondary school teacher but have been out of teaching for 5 years. I'm currently working as an LSA in an Autistic Referral Unit and am really enjoying it there - have been there for 7 weeks. I really would like to eventually become a teacher for students with ASD but feel a bit overwhelmed by it all. It is so different to mainstream teaching and feel that I may never pick up the skills to do the job thoroughly. For those who are teaching ASD - how did you get into it? Do you feel that continuing to work as an LSA is the best way in? I also have a postgraduate qualification in Autism, have completed year one of MA. Any advice much appreciated.