A beautiful, moving piece. Thank you.
There is a current blog at http://autismasithappens.blogspot.com/ in which a mother with a low-functioning daughter with autism describes her day-to-day experiences. It is also very moving, as well as giving the reader a real bread-and butter look af what it means to care for such a child. The mother's insights are also, often, fresh and unexpected. See especially her comments on the one child in fifty survey results.