Hi, Has anybody had trouble with their child's mainstream school? My son, Leo (was diagnosed three weeks ago, but been having difficulties long before that) has been having an awful time at school! they don't seem to have a clue about how to deal with him. I think I'll bullet point for ease and maximum complaining speed! * At one point in September, Leo was only allowed to attend school if a family member went with him. * He is only allowed to attend school trips if a family member goes with him. *He has been unlawfully excluded many times, they would ring grandparents to collect him 3+ times a week, until I pointed out it was illegal. *He has outside support in the form of a behavioral specialist who suggests things to the teachers, which they will do 80% of the time. *When they change routine or do that other 20% differently and he becomes destructive (tipping chairs/ripping down displays etc) he gets formally excluded. I am sure that they are now deliberately pushing his buttons so to speak, in order to get him permanently excluded from the school. There are other things, but these are the main points. I have no idea what to do, they absolutely don't 'get' autism, the head has said to me (conveniently with no witnesses) that she has failed Leo and failed to educate him since September. But when we have formal meetings they say all the right things, and plan strategies ect. At the moment he is part time, and is still getting exclusions. Has anyone braved actually saying "hang on, your not doing it right!" or knows of any support or place of advice?