My family and I have been personally affected by this illness, my brother is affected by it. There is a lot of information about this illness at the following sites. I would encourage everyone to educate themselves about this illness so we can all be empowered. Knowledge is power.
Autism Society of America (ASA)
Autism Awareness Puzzle and Ribbon Clip Art
ABA Resources for Recovery from Autism/PDD/Hyperlexia
Guidelines: Identifying, Serving, and Educating Children and Youth with Autism
Mark Leland's Missing Pieces, a song for Autism
The Charity Guide
North Dakota Autism Center, Inc.