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Talking about preventing autism is offensive

[CN: Prevention of autism]
What’s offensive about talking about preventing autism?
I can’t even believe that this question was asked, but it was. On Twitter, I had to keep my response brief, but I have this space to put down detailed thoughts.
So, why is talking about preventing autism offensive?
Let’s consider what autism is, from an autistic person’s perspective.