The way society regards autistics is explored through a political analogy where accommodations for autistics are based on the conservative value of assimilation instead of the progressive value of a cultural mosaic.
I promise that I will always try to approach the idea of a cure or treatment with compassion in mind. If someone feels they need to be cured, it's logical to reason that they are hurting. I will try to keep this in mind to avoid minimizing any harm.
The New York Times dropped all journalistic standards to publish a commercial for Applied Behavior Analysis without critical review of the facts-- like that it's not a therapy, it doesn't work, and it's abusive to autistic people.
Autism Speaks, help clean up your mess! The time is now to demand that Autism Speaks show repentance and pay reparations for the outbreaks and deaths from formerly-eradicated diseases such as measles, pertussis, mumps, and polio.