Hi I posted on the TA thread but it's really quiet over there! I have recently started a new TA post in quite a difficult school. It's my 6th year as a TA and have worked with many different children in the past. I have concerns about a child in my class (Y1) The child has autism and has 1:1 support for half the time. The remaining half of the day he is with me. His communication skills are poor and he has a very short attention span. He is usually worked with out of class but is in class for the start and end of lessons. The thing is this boy swears a lot. He uses swear words more than any other words and he picks this up from his family. The word he uses the most is the C*** word and he calls female teachers this and well as B****ES. He calls male teachers BAS****S. 'F -OFF' whenever he is asked to do something. Now I am wrong in thinking this child should not be in mainstream school? I am at my wit's end dealing with the constnat swearing and now other children in the class (and school) are going around using the words he uses. It just doesn't seem right or fair on the other kids. Any advice?