Autism is not a person.
Autism is defined by some authorities as a disorder, by others as "autisms" or a varied group of complex heterogeneous disorders and by still other authorities as a group of symptoms which together have come to be referred to as "autism". Autism is not, however, a person and because of that indisputable fact it can not sign petitions lobbying government institutions to abolish legislation passed to fight autism. Autism can not oppose the rights of actual persons to be cured or treated for autism and can not oppose the rights of parents and other legal caregivers to seek treatments and cures for those actual persons with autism for whom they love and for whom they are responsible to provide care for and who actually do provide such love and care along with the best lives they can within their means and abilities.
cc: Alleged "Thinking" Persons Guide to Autism
Alleged Autism "Self" Advocacy Network