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    We have this currently and the advice from our autism and social communication team is as follows:
    Adult script prepared and agreed beforehand using the same language such as “At school ,the rule is that school things stay in school” or whatever works in your situation. The point being that it’s not personal but these are the rules. Once you have stated the rules, do not argue, cajole etc this should be said in a pleasant manner as possible.

    Distraction should be used almost simultaneously as the script. Think of a pleasant going home wind down transition as there is almost certainly a good amount of anxiety at this time.
    When they are calm at another point, try teaching the rule through social stories.
    There will always be resistance to rules but ultimately you as a school have to pick your battles and decide which are nonnegotiable.
    Good luck.