What will autism research look like in forty years’ time?

It started when, earlier this year, a gay man was appointed as chief executive officer of the American Psychiatric Association.  Like many, I was  delighted to see that Dr Saul Levin was heading up an organisation which, only forty years previously had categorised homosexuality as a mental illness. Another first thought was along the lines of “Wow, I hope in forty years time, or less, I’ll be reading about the first autistic CEO of the APA too“.