I am a teacher who has recently had a new student arrive. She has severe autistic spectrum disorder and I am at a loss to programme her with a meaningful activity. She has had very little programming in the past. We are concentrating on "toiletting" - she is 14 years old, and also on following basic instructions. But we would love some ideas for activities that are interesting and meaningful for the student and the very dedicated team of Teacher Aides. Despite observations at other schools etc I have been made aware yet again at how different the needs of all our "special needs students" are.