Wow. I am not a parent right now, but I do have sister with mild autism. I am also an assisstant in a life skills classroom that serves children with autism and am currently in a masters program to get my special educators license and degree. I would love to join this forum. I can answer MANY questions about student and parent rights, behavior management, IEPs, etc.
It is tough, and of course rewarding, to have a child with any exceptionality, but autism can vary so much and change from year to year that it is an especially tough one. Great idea for having a support forum.