So, it wasn't a leap. I had been talking about working on autism at least since '92 or '93. I think that there's still a very real need for the public to support research. It's suffering tremendously under the Bush administration for at least two reasons: one of them, objectively, is that funding has been cut back. And also the fellow is such an anti-intellectual that the good people in government that are needed to manage the research dollars have either become cynical or they've fled. So, I think, the country has taken a real double hit from this administration.
There's clearly a need for the public to see that scientists care about their concerns and can yield things that don't bankrupt them, but that can improve their lives and their children's lives.