I agree with you on the autism thing; I personally don't see why there shouldn't be a special "Autism Awareness" day, to show people that we on the spectrum are not drooling morons. It really annoys me when I hear people say stuff like "Don't autistics have to wear helmets?" and "You can laugh, that means you don't really have Aspergers". O RLY? Just what made you an expert on the spectrum?
Having Aspergers doesn't make me a mindless robot.