It’s weird to see “we don’t want a cure!” rhetoric coming up in relation to dyspraxia. I can understand people on the autism spectrum saying that, because (I believe) a lot of them feel that being on the spectrum defines who they are and “curing” them would be destroying a part of their selfhood.
But dyspraxia is… clumsiness and disorganization. Hell yes, I’ll get rid of that! I will get rid of that like I’d get rid of a pneumonia infection! I will get rid of that particular part of my self with extreme prejudice! Compared to bruises, humiliation, and crushed artistic and athletic hopes, neurotypicality sounds dandy!
I think this is a moot point, because I doubt there’s a “cure” for dyspraxia. It’s (as far as anyone knows) a congenital, complex, diffuse neurological problem. It doesn’t seem like the sort of thing you could take a pill for.
But if there was one, I’d be first in line.
Say “I don’t want a cure” all you want, fellow dyspraxics. I don’t quite understand it but I can respect it. But freakin’ cut out saying “we don’t want a cure.”