I'm hoping someone can help. I have a child in my class with ASD. He gets very upset if he cannot be at the front of the line for lunch. Recently, he ran so fast to get to the front of the line, that he banged his head and needed a cold compress. He was distraught because he had not managed to get to the front of the line. The nursery nurse who was giving him medical attention was shouting at him, telling him that it was his fault that he was now not at the front of the line because he was running. The child was so distressed and becoming further distressed at her taunting, that I went out to the cloakroom area to intervene. At which point, she barked at me that I was causing his obsessions to get worse because I usually allowed him to be at the front of the line. A side issue, I went to the HT about my nursery nurse's attitude towards the children and she was given warnings. However, I am interested to see if anybody who has worked with children with ASD, who display obsessive behaviours similar to that outlined above, could provide me with some advice. Am I making things worse if I allow him to go at the front of the line? Thanks An NQT in need!