Re: Video proof of Jett Travolta's autism There are some very good posts on this thread and much food for thought. Like the Moms have said, unless you live autism, you really can't get a handle on it. It is a very complicated situation and each one is different, while remaining the same. Autism is no longer the "dreaded" hide away situation that it once was. We are learning more and more about it on a daily basis. Yes it is tough when you have a child who is outbursting with tears or rage. Sometimes they are truly inconsolable. . . . . . you play the waiting game and it passes, usually. It is a balancing act with most. You have to know when to push and when to back off. I work with autism in a primary public education system and also in a Special Ed enviroment and four different children. It ranges from Asbergers, PDD to true Autism. They are all the same in some respects but each have their own uniqueness. Any further funding and/or research on the syndrome can only be a plus but in order to support it, you have to believe it to be true. I am hopeful that the Travolta's will help with that cause.