They don't want an autism cure
Neurodiversity advocates argue that people with autism shouldn’t be forced to fit into society, but that society should change to include and accept them.
Race, walk, skip, hop, dump ice water over your head for the cure? No thanks, say some with autism.
“Neurodiversity” advocates are not interested in finding a cure for autism. Rather than changing autistic people so that they fit into a narrow stripe of acceptable behavior in the world, they’d like to see the world expand its concept of acceptable behavior to include people with autism.
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- 25th February 2015
- Daily Beast