Several thoughts on what the Autism Speaks’s action of removing the word “cure” from its mission statement means – or could mean.
I’ve had negative feelings towards the organization Autism Speaks for a long time.
The were like a large and mighty enemy, spreading cure culture and promoting Autistic genocide.
They wanted to find a way to prevent Autistic children from being born (according to their mission statement) and that made me VERY uncomfortable.
In a 2006 press release, Autism Speaks stated as its goal “to accelerate and fund biomedical research into the causes,prevention, treatments and cure for autism spectrum disorders; to increase awareness of the disorder; and to improve the quality of life of affected individuals and their families. [. . .]We are dedicated to funding global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a possible cure for autism. We strive to raise public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families and society: and we work to bring hope to all who deal with…
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