Did anyone watch the woman on CSPAN last night talking about the government funding help that is ABSOLUTELY needed in the way of continued education/treatment? She said that they can now PROVE without the shadow of a doubt if caught early enought with kids that treats & teaches FAMILY as well as TODDLER - diagnosis with Autism to not be full blown Autism by the time they are 5 if they get help and possibly come out of it with only Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD)? The woman was from California and she was a WARRIOR! (bravo) I hope she's a member here. Does this make sense? I'm not versed on Autism - but what she was saying in essence was - catch this early - get the families HELP, train the parents - educate the teachers - and NOT ALL these children will be full blown Autistic and that will cost LESS for everyone in the long run PLUS improve the quality of life for the families and of course the kids. She was very good.