Viewing autism as a disability

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To give a scientific definition, autism is defined as a developmental disability which impacts how autistic people interact with the world. In this blog post, I will talk about my views on autism being considered a disability, as well as raise some important points to be aware of when thinking about the disability aspect of autism.

Note: This blog post focuses on my own views. There isn’t a clear right answer when it comes to this topic, and different people will have different views.

In my opinion, I firmly believe that autism is a disability. For most autistic individuals, being on the autistic spectrum comes with challenges which makes navigating society harder. One common challenge is with social communication. A good number of people on the autistic spectrum find social interaction tricky at times, which can make things harder when it comes to making and maintaining friendships. Another common challenge…

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