I just read an excellent article at Slate.com by Amy S.F. Lutz, a crusader for the rights of the disabled in the community. Now you, as either an EMS provider or fellow human being in society should read it too.
The article deals with the sometimes uncomfortable issue of the behaviors that manifest themselves in public from persons with Autism and the reactions by others to them, which as some of you know has become an issue near to my heart as I've been blessed with raising a stepson with special-needs and a very-similar-to-me stepdaughter (The poor girl).
Helping to raise these two wonderful children each with their own unique strengths has taught me a lot about what it means to be a man and an EMS provider. I've learned so much yet discovered I know so little.
Read the article. Every EMS provider needs to learn about this world so we can help make it more inclusive for everyone.