Should “autistic” be designated as a minority group?

An interesting article from Amy Nelson, PressBooth – Autism Spectrum Conditions a Social Minority Group raises a very interesting concept for thought and discussion. I have to admit, I’m not quite sure what I think of it.

Like all things surrounding autism, how an individual looks at this problem will depend a great deal on how that individual answers the question, “What is autism?” I’m going to have to think on this some more before posting any thoughts on it, but I figured I’d post this and see what others think.