Autism---to cure or not to cure? (poll)

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Autism
Autism Should be cured 13%  13%  [ 14 ]
Autism spectrum disorders should be cured 5%  5%  [ 5 ]
Both Full blown autism and autism spectrum disorders should be cured 11%  11%  [ 12 ]
Autism Should not be cured 11%  11%  [ 12 ]
Autism spectrum disorders should not be cured 25%  25%  [ 27 ]
Both Full blown autism and autism spectrum disorders should not be cured 34%  34%  [ 36 ]
Total votes : 106

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12 Dec 2007, 1:24 am

what are your views



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12 Dec 2007, 1:28 am

Here: http://www.wrongplanet.net/postxf50872-0-15.html on the second page, the really long one.

edit: nvm about the "second page..." it looks as though i'v managed (surprise! 8O ) to make the link to the second page.



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12 Dec 2007, 1:30 am

http://www.wrongplanet.net/postp1076871.html#1076871

I'm making a poll so i can do a little test. link is below.



12 Dec 2007, 1:31 am

I think people with the worst case of it should so they be HFA. Who would want to live like that of being mute and not being able to take care of themselves.



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12 Dec 2007, 1:32 am

What does HFA stand for?



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12 Dec 2007, 1:36 am

nomnom_hamster wrote:
What does HFA stand for?


High Functioning Autism


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12 Dec 2007, 5:07 am

There is no cure, our symptoms are part of who we are...


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12 Dec 2007, 6:53 am

8O
Maybe now that most things are made by machine, so that the slow painstaking crafting/construction by hand of other times is generally unnecessary, :(
now that most "writing" is on computer, so the clerical skills of precisely formed letters and the hours of careful copying are redundant, :(
now that almost noone in the western world stays in the place that they were born, so that most people are surrounded by strangers, :(
now that the world is full of noise and smells and rush, :x
people on the autistic spectrum represent a non-adapted element of the human species gene pool. 8O
Like in John Wyndhams book " The Chrysallids".

Experiencing the death throes of a genetic group. The apparently increasing numbers of aspies and auties are simply the result of greater visibility in a world to which are unadapted. Creatures becoming visible as the waters recede!

:?: Maybe there used to be many many of us, but a world good for aspies has maybe already been and gone. The quieter, slower, handmade world. Maybe it's a genuine case of evolution, natural selection, in action.

It's not necessary to cure us; we'll be wiped out soon enough anyway judging by our diminishing/decreasing reproductivity under these conditions ( of too much noise, speed, change, etc). And i doubt that it's possible to go back to a pre-industrial time of clerks and craftsmen and slow peaceful lives unchanging from one decade to the next. There won't be many of us soon at all judging from the numbers here who have no children.
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:!: UNLESS autism spectrum disorders are in fact the result of environmental factors, ( acting on genetically determined sensitivities ) , pollution of air, food, water, etc, in which case there'll be more and more of us ! ! Hip hip hooray! :lol: :?

8)



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12 Dec 2007, 7:24 am

I voted for..."Both Full blown autism and autism spectrum disorders should not be cured".

Need not I say more.


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12 Dec 2007, 12:18 pm

If there was a cure, let those who have it and cannot live with it choose to have it. If there are those who do not wish to have a cure, let them be.


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12 Dec 2007, 12:22 pm

Autism can't b cured so just leave it as it is.



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12 Dec 2007, 12:24 pm

asplanet wrote:
There is no cure, our symptoms are part of who we are...

Yes, but with therapy and intervention, you can hide it when need be.


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12 Dec 2007, 12:29 pm

Brittany2907 wrote:
I voted for..."Both Full blown autism and autism spectrum disorders should not be cured".

Need not I say more.



Why would you not want full blown autism to be cured?
Would you want to live like that?



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12 Dec 2007, 2:25 pm

It's a tough one. I think perhaps really strong, full-blown autism should be at least helped, so perhaps even if it's not cured as such, it's at least made easier for the people to deal with and to blend in. Brought to a more high-functiong or AS level, so they can cope and live independently etc.

I also believe there are autistics out there whose autism was brought on by vaccines/medicine/drugs/heavy metal poisoning/etc, and they often seem to have a lot of other health problems alongside it. Perhaps they don't even have true autism, but rather a poisoning/damage that mimics autism. Either way, I think it's only fair that these ones are cured, or at least offered help to rid themselves of their accompanying symptoms and pain. Preferably avoiding the use of Big Pharma meds which brought it on in the first place!!


So err... I'll vote full-blown autism should be cured.



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12 Dec 2007, 2:59 pm

If somehow there were a magical pill that would cure Aspergers/Autism I think that those affected should be given a choice.