I have mentioned it before, but both of my daughters are on the Autism spectrum. They have been doing very well in school with the help of their iPads which they use for communication.
A few months ago, I listened to the audio version of In a Different Key: The Story of Autism. I highly recommend it. It is a great narrative about the history of Autism, starting with the first children diagnosed and the fight of parents to get their children out of institutions and into regular public schools.
On a string note, I am almost completed with "The Long and Winding Road" by Blackbird Designs. Here's a picture.