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People on the Autistic Spectrum who don't want to be cured

I did this poll because I'm proud of my high functioning autism and don't want to be cured of it, but what concerns me is because that most typical human beings (NTs) see autism as a disease or disorder and this is something they want to see fixed, cured or, even worse, prevented. This is one of the only oppourtunities to voice our opinions on this matter.
Are you male of female?
Male
Female
How old are you?
Under 7
7-10
11-14
15-18
19-22
23-26
27-30
31-40
41-50
51-60
61-70
Over 70
What abilities makes you proud of autism or Asperger's Syndrome?
Obsessions
Talent
Stimming
Focusing on only one thing at a time
Because I like being alone most of the time
My hearing can pick up anything
Musical skills
Maths skills
Computer skills
Problem solving
Visualizing, planning etc.
Looking into detail
Spatial awareness
Other
Have you been diagnosed of having Autism or Asperger's Syndrome
Yes, and I'm happy with my diagnosis.
Yes, but I need to be re-diagnosed.
Yes, but I have a different opinion
No, but I'm going through a diagnosis right now
No, but I will plan on seeing a doctor or specialist who will diagnose me
No, because it costs too much
No, because its too far to travel
No, because of another reason
When were you diagnosed?
No diagnosis
Going through one right now
Just
A week ago or earlier
2-4 weeks ago
1 month ago
2 months ago
3-5 months ago
6-12 months ago
1 year ago
2 years ago
3-5 years ago
6-10 years ago
11-20 years ago
21-30 years ago
31-40 years ago
41-50 years ago
51-60 years ago
61-70 years ago
More than 70 years ago
What was your diagnosis?
I haven't been diagnosed
Classic autism
Moderate autism
High-functioning autism
Asperger's Syndrome
PDD
PDD-NOS or Atypical Autism
Autistic tendencies or traits
Other
Out of the following, how did you know about people wanting to cure or prevent autism?
I heard someone talk about it
Newspapers
TV
Radio
The Internet
And which things in particular do you know about that you don't like the idea of.
MMR vaccine myth
Genetic testing of autism in the fetus and possible abortion
Intensive behavoural therapies
Abuse and bullying
Ignorance by NTs
NTs wanting us to be "normal"
What would you say to people that would change their minds about curing or preventing autism.
I want people to like autistics for how they are.
I want people to understand the good things of autism.
Preventing or curing autism would destroy the uniqueness in ourselves.
This poll was created on 2003-06-12 17:17:16 by Sim_23