The cure does not exist. That is something that needs to be accepted. I refuse to believe in something that is not reliable information. There is no concrete evidence to prove that there is one specific way to cure Autism, so that leads me to believe that there is no actual scientific cure. I can only comprehend what people in the specialized field tell me, and I keep hearing over and over again that there is no definite “cure.” The issue that I had was that the rhetorical manifestation in parents was astonishing. I would understand if a parent of a child with cancer wants to “cure” their child, but when their child has a cancer with no cure, doesn’t the parent want to make sure that their child’s life is lived to the fullest and they are the happiest they can be?
From a disability studies perspective it is important to continue to study how to help this population. Whether it is ABA for the people that it does help, or other treatments that parents are willing to put their kids through, disability studies research is important in general. The video that we watched proved that of some of the other disorders/diseases that affect children in this day and age get much more funding for research than Autism spectrum does. Watching the video “Fixing Autism” proved that the numbers are very disappointing compared to the amount of people that are affected.