I'm horrified at these comments. These people, whether you agree with why they are there or not, are exercising their right to assemble. Why are all of you so supportive of reducing our rights as citizens? This protest has been incredibly peaceful and respectful. This country was founded on protest and I think it's important we realize that the ability to protest is what sets a democracy apart from every other form of government. And to those of you who say they "just need jobs" most of them do. Go talk to them and you'll find you are not as different as you may think.
Autism is the fastest growing childhood disease. One out of every 110 children (both sexes) and one out of every 70 boys born in the US will be diagnosed with autism. Cutting funding to an organization that diagnoses and treats the debilitating symptoms of autism is not only the wrong thing to do, but an ignorant and short-sighted choice. Just because you aren't treating children and adults with autism does not mean that they disappear. Intervention, particularly early intervention, can significantly reduce the debilitating effects of autism, thus reducing the need for intense care in school and throughout adulthood.