The dangers of ‘neurodiversity’: why do people want to stop a cure for autism being found? Jonathan Mitchell The neurodiversity movement claims that autism is not a problem. This is nonsense I’m an American man affected by the disability autism. As a child, I went to special education schools for eight years and I do a self-stimulatory behaviour during the day which prevents me from getting much done. I’ve never had a girlfriend. I have bad motor coordination problems which greatly impair my ability to handwrite and do other tasks. I also have social skills problems, and I sometimes say and do inappropriate things that cause offence. I was fired from more than 20 jobs for making excessive mistakes and for behavioural problems before I retired at the age of 51. Read more about The dangers of ‘neurodiversity’: why do people want to stop a cure for autism being found?