Anonymous asked: I feel that autism is a disability. I'm autistic. I see no benefits to being socially retarded and obsessive. I feel like I'm broken, and I need to be fixed.
This is in response to the parent who wrote that their autistic son doesn’t need to be fixed.
The admins of Autistic Problems take the position that if an individual autistic person desires to be “fixed” (whatever that means to them), there is no problem with this, as long as the person is not intent on enforcing such fixing on other autistic people. It is perfectly fine to consider your own autism a disability and to wish that you specifically were not autistic. It’s just not okay to impose that on other autistic people.
Additionally, there are people who consider their own autism a disability, but do not desire fixing or a cure.