Thanks for an inspiring read. That autism is a spectral disorder was an eye opener. You have a more archaic disease with a similar underlying immunological pattern in Hansen’s Disease, patients affected with which, I first used this diagnostic concept in my early career. Just as Asperger’s disorder differed only in level of expressed emotion from autism was similar to saying that Indeterminate Hansen’s Disease was at one end of a spectrum with Lepromatous type on the other. They differed only in their diagnostic criteria, the one dealt with emotion and the other with immunological response. All this in the incredibly readable story of he boy whose mind could unlock autism. Remarkable, really !