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Can Autism Be 'Treated'?

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Can autism be “treated”?

I believe the answer is yes, and the absolute best “treatment” for autism is acceptance!

I believe everyone is created with unique strengths and talents, and the one thing we as fellow humans can do is embrace these gifts.

Autism can come with hurdles to leap, but these can enable the person living with them to develop their strengths. By overcoming challenges, one can increase their confidence and gain much to contribute to the world. I feel the key is to simultaneously capitalize on one’s talents.

By accepting autistics into our lives, I believe we can encourage them to embrace who they were meant to be. We can help each individual in the areas they need a hand, and we can learn from them at the same time. After all, our purpose is to come together for the good of humanity.

As an autistic myself, I would not be where I am today had I not had the support and encouragement I’ve gotten from others around me. I feel that is the best “treatment” I could ask for.

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Originally published: February 9, 2017
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