Quite a few autistic kids I know of in town have fish. (Some have dogs, but some parents can't afford that!) it's cheap, it's calming, and they love it!! Plus, for anyone, fish are one thing that you can't be mad at. They don't make noise, poop everywhere, bite (errr sometimes ;p), growl, or talk back.
My rant today: so cold...
Breed for the breed, not for the money; the words any REAL breeder would understand.
You must know nothing in order to know all, for all is nothing and nothing is for all.