We have all seen power struggles. They occur when two people are trying to dominate in one way or another - in school, home, and community. Children with autism spectrum disorder often engage in this type of behavior with the adults who teach and support them. If you find yourself involved in this type of struggle with your student or child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), realize that they most likely need to develop more appropriate problem solving, negotiation, self-regulation, and social competence skills. It is essential that those who approach situations from a "power angle", receive instruction immediately because those who use this type of behavior can experience serious difficulties later in life.