The Huffington Post interviewed Stephen Shore, Ed.D., Adelphi University clinical assistant professor and a board member of the advocacy and research organization Autism Speaks, about the organization’s decision to drop the word “cure” from its mission statement. Dr. Shore said that the biggest change in the new mission statement is an emphasis on supporting individuals with autism spectrum disorder throughout their lives.
“Autism is here to stay and may be considered a part of the diversity of the human gene pool,” Dr. Shore told the Huffington Post.