n.— «What causes most of the friction between autistic people and the neurotypical folks they sometimes refer to as “curebies,” is the belief that the non-medical, non-injurious aspects of autism, such as arm flapping, toe-walking, spinning, repetitious behaviors, narrow interests, withdrawal in social situations, etc, should be treated aggressively, sometimes by experimental or scientifically questionable means, in the hope that the autistic child will eventually appear/become neurotypical.» —“The Politics of Autism” by Margaret Romao Toigo Blogcritics Apr. 23, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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