If there was a cure for Autism, would you take it?

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If there was a cure for your autism, would you take it?
Yes 19%  19%  [ 9 ]
No 44%  44%  [ 21 ]
I would have to think about it. 21%  21%  [ 10 ]
I like turtles 17%  17%  [ 8 ]
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13 Feb 2015, 12:09 am

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If there was a cure available for your autism, would you take it? A cure woudn't change who you are, it would just significantly improve areas where autistic people have troubles at. For instance, your social skills would improve and become normal, language skills would become normal if applicable, and cognitive abilities would reach normal intelligence if applicable as well.

If you had a cure, would you take it? Why or why not?


So, you're saying I'd still be Autistic and have mild traits but I'd be rid of the vast majority of negative life hindering traits and have more NT social interactions?

In that case, I've already done it over the last couple years via diet, herbal detox to the nth degree (high volume enemas to cleanse the intestines) & probiotics. As I've shared here on the forums for a year, my ASD symptoms are down by ~95% from their peak and I'm living a second life. I've been back to work, social interactions are much more natural and intuitive, I'm happier, healthier, wealthier.. everything is better.

So, yeah, I'd do it - I already have.


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13 Feb 2015, 12:16 am

No, ASD is not my issue. Anxiety and Depression from a mishandled childhood are my problems.



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14 Feb 2015, 3:47 pm

I'd think about it. Assuming zero side effects, it might well be worth seeing if it would improve my executive function, my ability to concentrate in a noisy unpredictable environment, and my ability to read and name emotions in self and others.



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14 Feb 2015, 4:44 pm

darkphantomx1 wrote:
If there was a cure available for your autism, would you take it? A cure woudn't change who you are, it would just significantly improve areas where autistic people have troubles at. For instance, your social skills would improve and become normal, language skills would become normal if applicable, and cognitive abilities would reach normal intelligence if applicable as well.

If you had a cure, would you take it? Why or why not?


No, I would not consider a cure. I may consider proven, reputable methods which may offer small, subtle improvements in perceptual, and social skills.



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14 Feb 2015, 5:00 pm

I'd like to try being NT for a short time, just to see what it's like. But I realize that wouldn't be an option with a cure. I probably wouldn't take a cure. I view my AS as part of who I am, and I worry that my interests and way of thinking would change. Just on principle I think it would be the wrong thing to do--to change who I am to be "normal".