Autism is a way of life. A way of thinking, a way of feeling. A way of being. Why should you even consider that humans should be "cured" before they are even born. How would you like it if we created a test, using the gene research we already know, to abort all babies without blond hair and blue eyes, who were gay, who were Downs(which you already do), who were going to be short or tall or fat or skinny. We could just create a world full of perfection. Full of fake, full of Barbies and Ken's. When a situation includes "dis"ability you Neurotypicals get scared and want things to go back to the way it was. Well just think of this... Without Autism you would have no telephones, no computers, no laws of gravity, no E=MC^2, no humane bovine handling, no BIG BANG THEORY!!!! Without Autism the world would be full of self-centered, egotistical, boring, perfect, same-size/same-height, botox freaked out drug addicts who could nothing better than sit on the couch and watch beautifying confusing annoying informercials while they lie in loathing and despair. Is that the world you want? Perfection? Utopia? A utopian world is impossible because everywhere you turn there would be something wrong with it...Something YOU needed to change. Is that what Autism is to you? Changeable? Rearrangeable? Because to me, and millions, it's not. Autism is important... Autism is necessary. Without Autism the world will turn to its rough edges and no new technology will be created. To live in a utopian world you need difference. You need Autism. Then the world will be a better place.
To the people I am addressing:
Are you wanting to cure Autism? Then you are one of the people I am addressing in this petition. Whether you are one person or one organization this needs to stop. And it will...
Autism sure has it's ups and downs but when it comes to a cure, theres no need. To all the people reading this petition, please support me... I am hoping beyond hoping that someday people with come to understand Autism rather than judge it. That could be tomorrow or it could be in 50 years. I would just like to propose one more tidbit to the less open minded of this world.... Millions of years ago, when humans were still apes; you would find beautiful cave drawings on the walls... I bet you could imagine which were created by an Autistic savant and which were drawn by neurotypicals...
Please stop the cure... We are people too. We have hearts and feelings and we can Love, no matter how many times people say we can't.
"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment." Ralph Waldo Emerson
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