23 April 2018
“Nothing about us without us” — it’s the mantra of the movement that has moved from the fringes of the autism community to centre stage. Here we look at the growing influence of the neurodiversity movement that insists autism is not an illness to be cured, but simply a difference that demands acceptance. Darren Devine reports.
In October 2016 the world’s biggest autism advocacy group dropped the use of the word “cure” from its mission statement.
“Critics argue the neurodiversity movement is heavily skewed towards the needs of those with high-functioning autism.”
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