“I am an Aspie. It is not a disease, and, much as it might surprise the general population, I do not wish to be neurotypical.”
Jennifer Cook O’Toole, author of the new book Asperkids: An Insider’s Guide to Loving, Understanding and Teaching Children with Asperger Syndrome, made a strong statement on Strollerderby today on the topic of treatment methods which claim to cure autism. Here is a snippet from Jennifer’s statement:
“As the mother of a Make A Wish Kid, I understand to my core what it is to want to ‘cure’ that which diminishes a child’s existence. That same child of mine is also an Asperkid. And there is not one atom of my body that would risk her health — emotional or physical — to ‘fix’ the beautiful, precious, ingenious mind she already has. Why would I? She is not broken.”
Click here to read the full article which includes statements from five other adults on the autism spectrum.