However, one thing about autism is absolutely certain; the people who live with it are completely equal members of the human family. …as we navigate the massive volumes of research about such a diverse topic we must always remain aware of the fact that we are talking about flesh and blood human beings with the same needs as anyone else. Individuals living with autism are not just statistics. They are not just a diagnosis. They are loved ones, friends and coworkers. Quoted from the link.