I don’t want to be ‘cured’ of autism, thanks | Anya Ustaszewski | The Guardian

I am not a savant or genius. I’m no good at maths or science, so I don’t meet the criteria of the special gifts that might be lost if prenatal testing enabled parents to terminate foetuses deemed likely to develop autism. But I find it disturbing that no one yet seems to have seen fit to seek the opinion of individuals on the autistic spectrum.

As someone on that spectrum, I strongly oppose any kind of “cure” for autism; I also oppose prenatal testing and the eugenic elimination of autistics, as well as any research that could lead to [...]

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