Is Autism a Disability?

There is a big discussion in the autism community right now about how to deal with parents of autistic kids who see their children as disabled and expect sympathy for how hard it is to have an autistic child while they seem unable to listen to autistic adults explain why ABA therapy can be harmful and that talk of “curing” autism smacks to us as eugenics. This has resulted in a kind of war between these parents of autistic children and the autistic adults such…

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