The girlfriend of an ex-neighbour came up with the title line a few weeks ago when I visited. Send us an email I asked ... Hi Kev - Hahaha, you told me!!! Sorry about my lack of a timely response, it's been a busy week ... Yes - Autism is not an insult, and to suggest that someone has Autism should not be viewed as offensive. That, in itself, offends me, as a person with Autism, and is an extremely outdated standpoint (something I have been unlucky enough to have experienced myself, albeit from perfectly well-meaning family members). Are you trying to suggest that if someone is like me, it is a bad thing? 'Autism' is just a name for a group of characteristics, and is not a negative or derogatory term unless you make it one. Hope you're well!!!!