Another Reason to Avoid Cure Language. This is Horrifying.

Yet another reason to avoid “cure” language when speaking of autism. In Britain, as many as six kids were subjected to drinking bleach in order to “cure” them. I am pretty sure most people know NOT to do this, but episodes like this and the way the internet can be used to rapidly spread disinformation are even more reason – in addition to fact that autism is just another state of mind and spectrum of mental states – to avoid stigmatic speech and negativity versus autism. The story is below in Newsweek.

http://www.newsweek.com/parents-are-making-their-children-drink-bleach-cure-them-autism-793197

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