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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I was going to post a longer answer (A NO)... but then I see that "connor9o9s" is not much above 15 Years old. The lowest limit for being upon this forum is apparently 16 Years old. But this Thread is giving interesting answers anyway. (My own answer is still a NO).
Yes I would take it for the same reasons as you. ASD creates a lot of extra challenges in my life and has a terrible impact on my MH
I wouldn't want a 'cure' for myself. Why on earth would I want to be one of that very strange bunch of people, a Neurotypical?
There are some things some times that I don't like about being autistic, the anxiety mainly. But I can put up with that.
I enjoy being what I am. My childish habits, my mind sometimes wandering into a fantasy land in a place only I know about, the thinking about a problem to solve it, my obsessions, the daft jokes I come up with, my randomness, enjoying things for what they are, enjoying my own company, solitude and the sounds of nature.
So why would I want a cure and be changed?
Right on Trainspotter :-) I was talking to my friend at my autism group today while he was writing out stuff about trains. He’s an avid trainspotter, which I didn’t know about. He’s such an interesting guy. Autistic people are the only people I really find interesting and all of them interest me. I just love our diversity and the depth of our obsessions. I love how we talk. We have a shared language. I love how much we care for each other which is also like a silent invisible connection. Nt’s have a similar language and connection with each other, but honestly, they’re nowhere near as interesting and as fun as us lot. :-)