We’ve called autism a disease for decades. We were wrong.

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I’ve heard it suggested before: autism isn’t actually a disease. I’ve heard it suggested that it might be a new stage of evolution, maybe. While I am undecided on that, I think the severe forms of autism should definitely be treated like a disorder. High-functioning autism though, that may indeed be a different beast…

It’s a natural neurological difference, and most autistic adults reject the idea of a cure. Steve Silberman explains.

Source: We’ve called autism a disease for decades. We were wrong.

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