Here's hypocrisy for you
"We understand the importance of supporting Autism Speaks so they can continue their important work in funding research to find a cure for this devastating disorder," said Maria Dwyer, Senior Vice President, Distribution Sales and Marketing for here!
I really have to wonder what gays who advocate curing autism are thinking. Are they so completely ignorant of their own history? Don't they know that Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), now touted as a wondrous means of making autistic children indistinguishable from their peers, used to be a "cure" for homosexuality? Don't they realize that when the mental disorder label was officially removed from homosexuality, autistics became another convenient target for many psychologists?
It's no secret that Autism Speaks/NAAR is funding eugenics research to develop a prenatal test for autism. If we end up in a society so intolerant of natural differences that millions of autistic children are routinely aborted, which is the ultimate goal of this research, what do gay supporters of Autism Speaks expect will happen when the researchers discover the gay gene? That discovery is only a few years away, too. Some pro-life Christians have spoken out against prenatal screening for autism, but do any gays really expect to find help there? More likely, when the gay gene becomes just another "birth defect" targeted for elimination, the silence from the evangelical Christians will be deafening. I wouldn't be at all surprised if many conservative Christian mothers had the gay prenatal test themselves and, if the result came back positive, sneaked off to an out-of-town abortion clinic and told their friends they went on vacation.
This is what I have to say to pro-cure gays: At some point in the not-so-distant future, your community is going to need neurodiversity advocates a lot more than we need you. So get your head out of your ass and quit pandering to bigots like Autism Speaks. It's their intolerant vision of the future that is a devastating epidemic, not the existence of autistic people.