I don't discuss it here much, but my son was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome six years ago. It is both a blessing and a curse. If the world were more knowledgeable and accepting of AS life would be much easier for those affected. I ask that you please spare a few moments to learn a little bit about it.
Whether a friend or family member has received an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis, or you just want to familiarize yourself with the signs of autism the following link is a great place to learn the important things to know: Autism Speaks .