"Combat ableism, not autism!"
cause only one of them is bad
There’s no reason to combat autism, because autism isn’t bad or wrong, it’s…
Problem is, it won’t by and large be the choice of autistic people ourselves as to whether, and to what extent, we seek or receive treatment. These decisions will, for many autistic people, be made by parents and guardians “for our own good” with little or no input from the subjects of these decisions. In some cases this will amount to being put through coercive methods of treatment that often emphasize conformity or compliance to eliminate differences in movement and communication considered “embarrassing” by neurotypical people than actually making life easier through amelioriating sensory issues and making an effort to brudge gaps in communication from both sides, and in other cases it will mean parents and caregivers not giving young autistics information about themselves at all so that they might not come to identify with the label, and thus try harder to pass for neurotypical. If not some combination of both.
I would have no problem with individuals choosing a cure for their own selves, so long as a cure was not treated as a substitute for addressing structural ableism, but neither is likely to be the case in practice.