Good morning, I am a teacher in New Zealand and I have just had a 10 year girl with autism moved into my mainstream class of 31 year 5 and 6 students. sShe has been at this school since she was 5 and the violence has steadily increased. It seems to me that it has been 'normalised' and we are just accepting the behaviour. She is ORS funded which means she has a teacher aide working with her for 10 hours a week and I have a lot of contact with her educational psychologist. She has a varied and good educational plan in place- some at her own level and some integrated with the rest of the class when it is appropriate. This girl is unpredictable. I have recorded between 8-20 incidents a day when she has pinched children (leaving red marks) pulled hair, kicked or hit. She has attacked a teacher aid (repeatedly punched and kicked her) and I have been elbowed and pinched leaving a huge bruise. We use visual cues when this happens 'stop no hurting' and she then has a 'consequence or resetting activity' putting beads in a jar. The Principal is aware of what she is doing in the class and I have formally complained about the violence but she is unwilling to remove her from my classroom for more than 5 minutes. It seems that my new girl rules the roost and because she has autism we have to wear the consequences. We have no policies in place to deal with this. I am an experienced teacher and I have a zero tolerance to violence policy for my class. What are some avenues that I can take?