Can we talk about a cure?
There’s a real problem when it comes to Autism, and it’s not to be found in us autistics. It’s to be found in the focus of funding.
Time and time again I see people struggling to get diagnosed, and then struggling when there is so little real support post-diagnosis.
The vast majority of funding appears to be spent on finding a cause for Autism, and studying what it really means neurologically.
I’m not saying those things shouldn’t be funded, but that leaves a tiny percent left for actually supporting people.
I’ve recently seen a disturbing comment by a parent of an autistic child, berating an autistic adult for calling themselves autistic, “You wouldn’t call a child with cancer a cancer child!” is the argument.
I wonder if they know how hurtful and offensive that is? I wonder if they realise that they’re comparing a…
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