>>91666711>autism is basicaly retardation so it's exclusively bad
First and foremost it's a spectrum; meaning there's people who have it a little and people who have it a lot. Most don't fit the media stereotype because, well, it's a stereotype.
People will argue it also enhances certain positive traits, which is true I suppose. Though at heart it's still a disability.
It cannot be cured, and by most accounts can't be prevented either, unless you actually believe it's a byproduct of vaccination.
The human mind is more complex than anything you can imagine, so to assert someone is ''missing the magical spark'' and ends up only half a person is very shallow and wrong on top of that.
Everyone understands what it means to be blind, deaf or suffer from any other physical disorder, so they also understand why and how they can help accommodate to such people to make life bearable for everyone. Psychological disorders aren't as easy to understand, but the underlying matter is the same.
If we have ramps, bumped sidewalks and audio-cued crosswalks to accommodate the marginal group of physically disabled, why is every attempt to help the mentally stunted seen as normalization of undesired behavior?
tl;dr just because something is too difficult for you to understand doesn't mean you should be angry at it