I was afraid of this. It's not a mental illness. It's a neurological difference. But repeatedly on one show today (and I suspect others) it is being classified along with major mental illnesses, such as bipolar and schizophrenia. The hospitals for the mentally ill never included people with plain autism. There are some people with autistic spectrum and ADHD with co-morbid mental health issues, but they alone are not mental health issues. But they won't let the facts stop 'em, will they?