So, I have an opinion about pretty much everything. And I generally have no problem telling others about it, particularly when there's a forum for it. There's this mailing list that I'm on, it's local to the area. If you live around here and you have kids you are ON this list; it has something like 26,000 subscribers. People ask a lot of questions on it and whenever somebody asks anything about autism, I will almost always reply. In fact, if you go to the website where they archive their newsletters and you search for "autism," you will find my name on pretty much every question. I also have no problem with signing my name; I think if you're going to say something and you don't sign your name, you're just a pussy. I've actually met people around here who have said "I've never met you but I've seen your name on (local mailing list)!"
Anyway, I just got the following in an email and I thought it was cool. I don't even know what I said that this person was responding to, but I'm sure it had something to do with autism! :)
Hurrah for you!
I'm a retired special education director and your answer could not have been more right on!
Best wishes with your own family's lives. They are lucky to have you.