A recent ABC news story showcases the Autism Self Advocacy Network:
In the words of founder Ari Ne'eman, a 20-year-old man with Asperger's Syndrome:
We believe that the autism spectrum and those on it, are important and necessary parts of the wide diversity present in human genetics.
The Autism Self Advocacy Network increasingly includes parents, like Kristina Chew, mother of a severely autistic boy named Charlie. Quoting ABC:
Chew now believes that autism treatments and so-called cures are a waste of time. She said she'd rather see Charlie, now 11, benefit from better support services and education.