I'd been meaning to link to this as it just boggles the mind that this man hasn't been taken of the air. As a late teen, I once babysat two boys, one of them being autistic. The boy had the bluest of eyes that penetrated my head only to laserbeam somewhere out the back..beautiful eyes, unreachable. He was a little escape artist as well who had to be locked in his room at night and even during the day, when you'd think you closed everything off safe and sound..he could still find a way to get out of the house, only to stand in the middle of this country road his family lived in front. He gave me a near heart attack. He must be in his 20s now and I wonder sometimes what has become of him and his family. What help do they/he have/has?
If you want to know a little bit more about autism, there are different types as well apparently.
check out these blogs that I found at this point;
Athena, Ivan and the Integral and
Odd One Out