In our family, we have now experienced 3 generations of autism related disorders. Three generations have tried to figure out why their child, brother, sister, niece, or grandchild seemed to miss things that came naturally to other children their age. Three generations have struggled to connect with those children, worked with a shifting knowledge base and resources, and shared the frustrations and joys that come with special needs parenting.
The current generation is the luckiest, both in terms of resources
and in being the most mildly impacted. There is so much hope.