Thanks for the article. We are only just starting out on our Autism journey. Having only been given a diagnosis in February this year. We have developmental delays as well. I am sitting here listening to Mr 7 hum to himself and play lego. He is happy in his own little world. His routines are what helps him. Its when he overwhelmed that is hard. The meltdowns can be hard. Today we had to pick him up early from school. He just wanted to come home. Once home he calmed down. I am on edge when we go out. Not knowing what sound, smell or anything else will lead to a meltdown. Life can be hard. We have our therapy. We are slowly finding our way through this world with him. He has his quirks as well.