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Self-Determination

December 31, 2007

From my perspective, the issue is all about self-determination. Autism Speaks uses the disease model, and some of its policies appear to favor taking that self-determination away from people.

As a kid, I would have kissed the person’s hand who could provide me with some hypothetical cure. Now, in my early 50s, I would not take one if it were offered to me.

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