Everyone needs a “village”. It’s human nature. It’s fact. I have spent a lot of time and energy helping each individual person I work with to build those relationships and understand how they can rely on each person for different things. Now, I’m thinking that we need to be doing that on a larger scale. In the Autism community, we have a lot of different networks, organizations, systems, schools, politics, etc. We need to find a way to come together as a team. Every organization has its role. Sometimes we will disagree. Many times, we will agree. In some way, we need to combine all these resources and collaborate. I’m not saying I know how to do that or even where to begin, but I’m saying it’s important to start talking about it.