“It has happened that a group of autistics, who were considered radical by many, attempted to petition the United Nations to recognize autistics as a minority group, but to date, the UN has ignored them. Had the UN designated autistics as a minority, it might have given autistics the ability to respond to bullying and teasing with hate crime suits, but it also might have caused them to lose assistance from state and national programs, particularly in the medical arena (in other words, if autism wasn't a medical problem, autistics would no longer be eligible for disability payments and healthcare subsidies). This”

Thomas Taylor, Autism's Politics and Political Factions
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