About this Report
Is autism a disorder or difference? Psychiatrists consider it a mental disorder, but since the early 90's, an autistic rights movement has sprung up, challenging the official view of autism, and working to change how the world sees autism. These people argue that autism is a naturally-occurring genetic variation, like left-handedness or homosexuality. In this special feature, we meet some of the people at the forefront of this movement, and find out what they see are the positives of living life as a person with autism.