Cure autism?

Posted by gminks in community building | Leave a comment

So I am watching Vh1’s Rock the 80s hour – a commercial comes on about VH1’s autism campaign.  People need to really start thinking CRITICALLY about what these cure autism campaigns are telling you:

  •  All of a sudden all of these kids are being diagnosed
  •  No one knows where it comes from

So, does that mean perhaps in previous generations, autistic kids were misdiagnosed with something else? Do the kids grow out of it? Is it possible autism is genetic? Is it possible there is no cure because it’s a different way of being?

The site is actually better than the commercial – which is very horrible. We need to stop thinking in terms of a cure, and start thinking in terms of education about differences. We need the full spectrum of people in order to have a fully functioning society.

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