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The Neurodiversity Movement is Dangerous

May 15, 2017

 

I am a doctor who treats autism and a mom of two kids on the spectrum and I am on the spectrum myself. I love all my fellow autistics and all my fellow autism mamas and papas, but I cannot go on acting as though the neurodiversity movement is just another wonderful diverse color in the autism rainbow. It is dangerous. I am going to tell you why.

 

For those not aware, the neurodiversity movement within autism is of the belief that autism should be viewed as just another way of being and not a disease. It is akin to being gay, for instance. The diversity should be accepted and celebrated. Part of this view, then, says you shouldn't be looking for a cure for autism any more than you should be looking for