Another podcast, another example of Elon Musk opening his mouth and stepping in it.
But the inclusion of autism as a “disease” that needs to be cured reveals a misguided view of what autism is and what causes it.
Meanwhile, autism advocacy organization Autism Speaks expands on that, saying, “Autism … refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication.”
The UK’s National Autism Society is even more succinct, noting, “autism is not an illness or disease and cannot be ‘cured.'”
So for Musk to suggest it should be cured, is to suggest there is something wrong with people with autism.

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