Autism or ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) affects 1 in 59 kids. That means, in a public school, there is most likely a child with autism in half of the classrooms. Half. That also means that there are a lot of people, like my husband and I, that are parenting autism on a daily basis. I do believe that there is more Autism Awareness than ever and I think what we truly need to strive for now, is Autism Understanding.