I know almost no one not touched by autism, and have a much beloved niece whose behaviors, abilities and gifts fall along the spectrum. Our across the street neighbor's older child is autistic, and the son of some dear friends who are also former neighbors are parents of a child who is differently abled along the autistic spectrum.
A mama I know put together this amazing advocacy and fundraising venture for the child of another mama I know. It really is true: mothers don't just care for their own children, but for the wellbeing of other children, too. I see this bear itself out time and time again, feeling so fortunate to not only witness, but to share in this experience.
Check it out, and please spread the word.