The 1980s and esp. the 90s may be when we had a balance of social justice and economic prosperity, though I have my own reservations and questioned whether life in the late 20th century were relatively the best of times of all time...people with autism at the time were probably the least acknowledged on how they struggled with their condition when most people weren't familiar with autism.
In 2021, the higher emphasis of social justice, while we're encountering less economic prosperity than 5-7 decades ago. Pluto's position now entering the sign of Aquarius is opposite Leo when the majority of baby boomers were born is the cause of the evershifting axis of economic prosperity and social justice.
It's possible I'm on the Autism spectrum, and not diagnosed, so I agree with you about the whole autism thing! I think the mid-00's, like around 2004+ was when people truly paid attention to autism a lot!
I think that 1982 to 2000, in the future, will be looked at, as one of the Golden Ages of America!