In some ways, SE++ has certainly changed for the better over the years.
I remember when I first started browsing these forums. I was sixteen years old. Now I'm twenty-three, for reference, so it was seven years ago. It was only two years before that I'd been diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome, and it was here that I first discovered the attached stigma. "Sperging" was often used in a derogatory way, and when I brought up that I actually had Asperger's the reception ranged from sceptical to hostile.
Times have changed, though, and I thought it would be a good time to have a thread dedicated to discussion about autism, all throughout the spectrum! There's a lot of us out there, and I have no doubt that many browse these forums. Share your experiences! They can be positive or negative, personal, about someone you know, connected with current events or activist campaigns... Perhaps you can share ways that you handle personal challenges, or the cool little things you've noticed about yourself that you later discovered were connected with autism! I know I've got more than a few of those.