Would you get your autism cured?

I have seen some people with autism answer this question online, “if there was a cure for autism, would you take it?”. For me I would definitely take it, some people might say that my autism is a part of me and that I shouldn’t change such a big part of me. But personally it’s a part that I don’t want to have, it causes so many challenges and problems in my life. I have a lot of problems in School and with other people, this has caused me to be a bit depressed at times. A lot of the time I don’t know how to deal with my emotions and that makes it even worse. This is just the start of my reasoning, so I would without hesitation take a cure. I am just curious who else would take a cure, and why or why not.

  • No.  Despite the challenges it's given me throughout life - not as many as some with autism, but definitely more than most NTs - I wouldn't change the person I am and the person it's helped to make me.

  • Erm... can I elect to stay as I am please and just cure ignorance :)

    Ellie x

  • Speaking for myself as someone with Asperger's, no.

    I would, however, like to see improved (e.g. earlier) diagnoses (for children and adults) and better support for everyone diagnosed with autism (this includes more appropriate teaching methods for children). And, of course, I would like to see a greater general awareness and understanding of autism, along with a more suitable society (e.g. quieter) for people with autism.

  • I'm a recently diagnosed Aspie and despite all the pain, loneliness and problems I've had over my 52 years the answer is definitely no. My reasons are pretty much as Ellie, Tom and Caretwo have already highlighted.

  • no because it makes me well me so it rather keep my autistic side