The only problem is that some people get support, while others get electroshock, and you can find reports of children as young as 3 being put on neuroleptics. I have been put on them in adolescence, and they ruined me. Psychiatrists sometimes diagnose people as autistic after they have been impaired with psychiatric drugs, and it’s typically used to disempower already disenfranchised people. It’s even worse for abused children; the label just becomes another weapon in the hands of the abuser. It works for some people, corporations (especially tech companies, like Microsoft and Red Hat) are very vocal about hiring neurodiverse people, but like others here have pointed out, it mostly leads to children being put on psychotropics. https://www.psychiatrictimes.com/view/autism-spectrum-disorders-and-psychiatry-update-diagnostic-and-treatment-considerations “As children age, a variety of behavioral, therapeutic, academic, and often psychopharmacological interventions may be necessary. .. Mental health clinicians can be helpful in supporting discussions of long-term planning, legal guardianship, and reasonable expectations for an individual’s work and day-to-day living plans. .. [M]any individuals with ASD benefit from drug treatment to address a subset of their presenting symptoms or associated psychiatric problems. Risperidone and aripiprazole are atypical antipsychotics that have demonstrated efficacy and are FDA approved for reducing irritability, challenging behaviors, and repetitive behaviors in children with ASD. .. Stimulants can be effective for children with ASD and comorbid ADHD or attention problems. .. Newer drugs are in development. The GABA agonist arbaclofen targets challenging behavioral and social withdrawal, and intranasal oxytocin targets social communication deficits.” The neurodiversity movement could/should be as active in opposing this as they are in promoting compassion, but in this case they are silent. “There’s just nothing we need to therapy regarding autism or medicate, because most of the issues we face aren’t because we’re autistic.” Those in unfavorable social positions and children have no choice in the matter.