What is autism? – Medical Model

So, I am not going to try and set limits on myself, I am going to write when I can and not write when I can’t.  So, from now on, I am not going to say, “Tomorrow, I’m going to write about this” because most likely, that will decide to wait until an inopportune time to come back.

The medical model looks at autism as a biological impairment. As such, it can be viewed in the same light and terminology as cancer, diabetes, and schizophrenia. Everyone is searching for the cure of cancer, so should everyone search for the cure for autism.

The medical model says that the disability is in the individual.  This is compared to the social model, which says that the disability is a socially created thing.  More on that later.

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