Ok so my friends son got diagnosed with Autism and the Dr. told his ex-wife that it wasn't severe and told them that they could cure him is that true? I didn't think it could be cured when he told me that they were going to cure his autism I didn't know what to say I was just dumbfounded. Please no bashing I really don't knowAnswer Question
Answer by Rebecca7708 at 11:51 PM on Mar. 24, 2009
From the article "A cure for autism?"
Sometimes I feel angry when I read about attempts being made to 'cure' autism. I do not wish to be 'cured' from my autism, and many autistic persons who are able to communicate their feelings, say the same thing...Autism is not something that I have, it is something that I am. Autism is in every emotion I experience, in every thought I think. ...Autism is not a cage, with us as the prisoners. You cannot talk about a person 'emerging' from autism...If it were possible to remove autism from a person, you would get a different person. A person who, perhaps, fits in better with his surroundings. Maybe a person who abides by the rules of society more. A person who does not stick out. That person will look identical to the previous one, but will be a different person nonetheless.
Answer by Anonymous at 11:58 PM on Mar. 24, 2009
Answer by TiccledBlue at 8:26 AM on Mar. 25, 2009
Tell him to get his kid into see a BCBA, board certified behavior analyst. They do ABA therapy. I only wished that I had heard of this sooner. It is the only treatment proven effective and endorsed by the surgeon general for children with autism. But let me just say that I agree totally with the person who commented before me about not wanting to CURE autism. If there were cure which there's not, I would never want to cure my son of who he is. He is SO very special to me and I love him the way he is no matter what. I only want to help him learn how to communicate with me and help make things easier for HIM. LOVE YOU MICHAEL!! : )
Answer by JenniferDeegan at 1:08 AM on Apr. 16, 2009