From the book Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew 2nd edition (2012 Future Horizons Inc.) Reprinted in its entirety with permission of author Some days it seems the only predictable thing about it is the unpredictability. The only consistent attribute—the inconsistency. Autism can be baffling even to those who spend their lives around it. The child who lives with autism may look 'normal' but his behavior can be perplexing and downright difficult. Autism was once labeled an 'incurable disorder' but that notion has crumbled in the face knowledge and understanding that increase even as you read this.