The first time I heard about a disorder called as “autism” it grabbed my attention. I searched about it and I followed autism society in western countries (I mean people with autism, families and activists) through social networks and web. Autism society has made huge movements to introduce autism to the world and to help people with autism in many ways. On the other hand there are many academic efforts to understand the problem. But by considering all of these efforts; how autism society looks to future? Do they have hope that someday soon these efforts could solve the problem of autism?
I’m an observer far from the western society. I’m looking from the outside to learn and to gain new information. My feeling is that there is more disappointment than hope for future in autism society. It seems to me that nobody expects to find a cure. Scientific efforts now could not give a powerful signal to society that the matter is (or will be) known or everything is under the control. I think that the debate about the relation of vaccine and autism is a reaction to show this distrust. I don’t know; may my judgment and feeling is wrong but it seems to me that there is a kind of disappointment in the society.