autism does not need to be cured, autistic people do not need to be fixed, society needs to be changed, I will always stand by this
It’s a disability that can lead to severe anti-sociality, flawed relationships, difficulty communicating and creating relationships, social impairments, and restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped patterns of behavior. While some on the lower end of the spectrum can be highly functional, those on the high end can be highly affected and affect others. If it can be cured, just like any other disability (called so because it disables you) then it should be. But while there is no cure, autistic people should not be treated as less than or treated as “freaks”. Quit the bullshit though.
I am on the autism spectrum, but it’s really hard to tell I have it unless I tell someone, because I’m considered really high-functioning.
However, I will show the symptoms you listed at times. You know why autistic people have difficulty being social, throw fits, etc.? Because we get overwhelmed, and when we get overwhelmed, we sort of “shut down”, and that’s when the negative things happen. We don’t need to be cured; people just don’t know how to deal with us because autism is not understood at all by pretty much anyone. It’s hard when organizations like Autism Speaks call us freaks of nature and tell us that we’re a disability to our families—that’s not trying to understand us, that’s trying to demonize us.
Mental illnesses greatly impair the person who has them. But with us, it’s not an impairment unless we’re misunderstood and get overwhelmed. We’re not a disability, we’re people who function differently than “normal” people. Some people work on AM (non-autistic people) and others work on FM (autistic people).
But just because we function and perceive things differently, we’re still human beings. We can still do amazing things and do really well in life. A lot of autistic people (including me) don’t want to get rid of our autism. It’s kinda’ like gender and sexuality: we feel it’s a part of what makes us who we are. There’s nothing wrong with us, and we don’t need to be cured.
with us, it’s not an impairment unless we’re misunderstood and get overwhelmed.
Really, for me, tracking my inner states and learning the tools to be self aware and communicate my needs and limits so that they are understood by others have worked wonders as far as not getting overwhelmed. It’s been absolutely necessary for my survival to develop that ability. Do I think I need to be cured of having those different needs, though? Not really.
"healthy living" is a bourgeois construct to victim blame the working class for not being motivated to eat and live healthy after being forced to work exorbitant hours that takes up a majority of their life. only the rich can afford to be healthy.
besides the motivation, there is also the time and money: lower income people often have to travel for a longer time to their jobs so can’t put time aside for any additional activities, nor can they afford healthier produce,
it’s okay to live healthily, just don’t shame anyone for not doing so.