Attitude towards curing autism / autism research

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Are you for finding a cure for Autism?
Yes 7%  7%  [ 3 ]
No 66%  66%  [ 29 ]
Yes, but I am fine w/ being on the PDD spectrum 20%  20%  [ 9 ]
Unsure 7%  7%  [ 3 ]
Total votes : 44


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14 Apr 2007, 5:05 am

i am not against the idea of a cure just as there is a choice and no form of discrimination against anyone who says no

but i am against the charities that want to cure autism because of the way they portray autism as the worst catastrophe on earth.

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14 Apr 2007, 9:17 am

Sedaka wrote:
i hope that the autistic community can come up with it's own foundation to promote/fund research for the sake of AWARENESS... we could come up with a whole suite of grants and such that emphasizes that wording... to replace the whole "cure" agenda

Thats what its going to take probably. Cause right now funding is only available if there is hope for an end product being created from the research. Or of identfying a new strain or syndrome.

We need Bill Gates to fund research into understanding the positives of AS.

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14 Apr 2007, 9:22 am

No cure for me but for other people it depends. I don't want one to be forced on people, but I also would wish people who did want one could get what they want.