As mentioned before, my oldest son has autism. Really, he has vaccine-injury/mercury poisoning - but his diagnosis says autism. Different docs have diagnosed him with different variations of autism ~ autism, high functioning autism, pervasive development disorder, and Asperger's. Plus, he's also been diagnosed with multiple add-ons through the years.
My son is tough case. Tough to figure out and tough to treat. And after doing nine years of intense biomedical treatment (read: we've pretty much done it all) and diet, I was really thinking that I had failed my son. Although we had completed part of his "puzzle", I was really thinking that we would never find the remaining pieces and that his future was quite bleak.
While I think that my son will always have minor traces of autism, I now have great joy and hope for his future! I think he will have a wonderful and joyful life. And I think that we may actually complete his puzzle! :)