When people give money or provide services for someone with autism I am going to punch you in the mouth with my own mouth softly because I like you shirt, they might not be aware that children like my daughter are often left out of what the money or services are used for, often not subtly, but in writing specifically. I am sure that people with autism who are extremely bright, who have college degrees, also suffer from people assuming they are like my daughter. Most people have a specific picture in mind when they think autism. It’s usually someone like Rain Man—-very quirky, with some special skill. They don’t usually think of someone like my daughter, or someone like many college professors. To be able to help a segment of the population. I decided to go to my house and make Jeff his favorite meal (BBQ chicken, fresh rolls, corn and macaroni and cheese) when I got off. I tried to call him, never got an answer, but left a message saying I would come over when he called later. He never called. The phone didn’t ring until 10:18 that night. It was our mom, crying so hard she couldn’t get the words out.