I stumbled upon a story written by a mother of a 3 year old autistic daughter named Kate and instantly understood what she was telling about. Not needing to explain or apologize, not needing to repress active children, seeing your daughter/son express her take on the world for someone not from the inner circle around the children.
I suggest you read her post here: http://www.goteamkate.com/1/archives/01-2014/1.html
This is one of the main reasons we travel halfway around the world to Thailand for some vacation. The people over there is so in love with children that the special qualities of autistic children is nothing more than a spice for them.