I found this fascinating quote today:
Just yesterday, I met a man with an autistic child like mine, and he began a diatribe I'm sure his son will hear a thousand times in his young life, "Autism is no excuse for bad behavior". No, sir. It's actually a damn good reason for it. You see, behavior is communication, but in our society the average person doesn't care why something is, only that it shouldn't inconvenience them.Jolie Mason, Indy Insights-South, Oct 2009
You should read the whole article.