Oh, and while reading Rachel's blog, i came across this, it's her re-write of the DSM-IV criteria for autism. Well worth a look! It's both fascinating and amusing too, in a way, to see the usual stuff ''turned on its head'. If only the 'professionals' understood what she says. Sigh. If only.
It's at http://www.journeyswithautism.com/2009/12/20/if-i-could-rewrite-the-dsm-iv-criteria-for-autism/