Autism is NOT a mental health disorder. No matter what the DSM says. Our kids are physically ill. Their mitochondrial DNA is mutated in such a way that they cannot function. How society says this is just their personality or just their behavior is beyond my comprehension.
The grander implication is that there is no such thing as a mental health disorder. That underlying every "psychiatric" condition is a true physical one. Chew on that for a while. That means entire industries are irrelevant at best.
I have heard it said, I believe by another warrior mom, that the field of psychiatry has set medicine in our society back a hundred years. And to that I agree whole heartedly.