Many a time, curebies will ask one of us what we would have them or the people they are in favour of do, as if there is no alternative to their actions. This comes even when we complain about autistic children being murdered by doctors or their parents. It is a despicable tactic designed to convince the ignorant that there absolutely is no alternative to their actions. So in the interests of showing an audience just how seriously wrong a curebie can be, let us explore what we would have them do instead of what they actually are doing.
Say the name Autism Speaks amongst a bunch of autistic Children Of The ’80s, or worse yet a room full of Powell types (or both, like myself), and fur will fly on a scale that is incomprehensible to those who fit into neither group. This more reflects on the groups I mention than Autism Speaks itself, but that does not mean Autism Speaks deserves a pass. For one thing, amongst autistic adults, these two groups have the biggest claim to having been shortchanged and/or abused, and amongst the autistic, that is saying quite a lot.