As a special ed. teacher, I can feel your pain. Even though I straddle between keeping admin. happy, I also want the best for students. This isn't always easy. Full inclusion with an aide isn't always the best answer because aides have no training but to basically babysit, and gen. ed. teachers have absolutely no training in dealing with special needs students. As a teacher, I spend hours researching about autism and teaching methods that will work with my students. I believe you need to create a lifestyle that suits your child and family and not focus on your child's needs being completely met by the school district. They are strapped financially and your special ed. team will fight to keep him in the district in order to save huge amounts of money. If you spend your energy fighting the district, you will not spend that energy finding ways to enhance your environment and services that want to help you. Don't give up, the district sees themselves as part of your team, network with other mothers and focus on your power with your son.