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I have been wondering about this question for some time now but I wanted to know what you guys think.
Is Autism a disability?
I have been told that it is NOT a disability but a disorder, but I cannot find a good definition of a disorder.
But if Autism is only a disorder then that would mean that it would be classed under the same umbrella as eating disorders and post traumatic stress disorder? But both of these can be cured can’t they? So are they implying that Autism can be cured and that it is not a disability because of this?
So then what is a disability and what is a difference between a disability and a disorder?
I have come to learn that the NHS are trying to cut budget savings by lessening the amount of support they offer to Autistics by using the excuse that it is not a disability so it doesn’t hardly need any funding.
I have seen many of my services cut that I used to use and now I am fending for myself because of the NHS. I have seen children with Autism talk about how they can no longer get support due to the cuts. It’s really horrible.
I want to hear everyone’s thought on this.
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