I'm running out of ideas and I'm hoping for some advice. The good news is that my 7-yo with autism is becoming more aware of his surroundings, talking more, interacting with other kids more, and generally more in this world. The bad news is - he wants to control everything. He has had a problem with wanting to be first in everything since he was about 4yo and nothing has really helped. First in line, first in the car, first out of the car, first to get his seat belt on. If they are singing a song at school that involves standing up and then sitting down, he will watch and try to be first to stand, first to sit. Now things have escalated. He gets mad at the other kids in his class for picking a book he doesn't approve of at the library, is pushing kids out of the way to be first, is correcting the teacher if she forgets a word while reading to the class. He has always been a VERY easy kid. He loves his video games, space shuttles, marbles, swimming...but lately I have realized I'm leaving him at home more often because its just easier that way - and letting him play his game more than I should. He is in a VE class, in 2nd grade, is an exceptional reader and good at math. My hope is that next year he can be in a typical 2nd grade class before moving on to intermediate school, but now I'm worried that won't happen now that he is instigating rather than just responding. Any advice would be helpful. His teacher is a saint, she really gets him and I'm hoping to have some ideas for her!