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.

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  • Because I am self diagnosed with Asperger's, and therefore can't be 100% certain I do have it, maybe I can't really add to this post. I have struggled socially throughout my life, and was bullied a lot as a child. If I had been asked then if I wanted it all taken away, the answer would have been a resounding yes. But ironically, perhaps, now I know I may be that way for a reason, I feel differently. I no longer feel the weight of frustration and shame. I don't think knowing about it earlier would have changed other people's behaviour towards me much, but it would have changed my attitude towards myself. So, in short, I wouldn't want to be made "normal" now, but I wish I had found out about autism earlier.

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