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 Dear Editor:

Reading Kami-Leigh Agard’s heartfelt and thought-provoking column (“A Cure For Autism?”, 8/26) reminds me of why we as a community need voices like hers and designated columns in papers like yours.

A monolithic view that autism must be cured denies the complexity and variability of neurodiverse individuals, negates their potential, and dismisses the contributions such individuals can bring to their community and the world.  The only thing that needs “curing” is the ignorance and lack of acceptance that continues to inform society’s understanding of autism and the shameful lack of resources apportioned to the autism community’s educational and professional advancement.

Jane Garfield Frank 

 

 

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