Would You “Cure” Your Personality?

It’s an unpopular opinion, but I don’t think that ASD needs to be cured.   We love our son and his autism.   It is a huge part of his personality and I wouldn’t change it for the world.  I think it’s time for us to shift some of our focus from autism awareness to autism acceptance.

 

 

 

 

What would a cure for autism really look like?

via The Cost of a Cure for Autism — Autism and expectations

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2 comments

  1. The Real Reality Show Blog · October 13, 2017

    I think a lot of people who suggest acceptance for many things really don’t want acceptance as much as validation of their own feelings. I agree with you in that everybody is all parts of themselves as they are. A cold can be cured because it’s caused by an outside force. Autism is a part of the autistic person. You can no more “cure” it as you can cure being blonde. I would rather accept all of a person than cover up part of his or her personality.

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  2. Laina Eartharcher · October 13, 2017

    Agreed, both with this post and with Reality Show’s comment above. I’m an Asperger’s/autistic adult, and I actually like being this way (!). I was definitely born this way and it’s totally cool with me. 💚💙

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