Acceptance Versus Cure, by Sue Rubin
Sue Rubin, a low-functioning autistic who is the subject of the documentary Autism Is a World, emphasizes that whereas high-functioning autistics tend to be against a cure, low-functioning autistics generally hold the opposite position. For her, “the thought of a gold pot of a potion with a cure really would be wonderful.”
As a person who lives with autism daily and will not live a normal life, I find people who are high functioning and saying society should not look for a cure offensive. They have no idea what our lives are like. Killing autism lets me enjoy a life with great friends and allows me to go to college, but I must never let down my guard or autism will take over. I don’t want any more children to live, as I must, in this constant state of war.