Fearing a stigma for people with Autism

December 18, 2012

Important article for Network faithful to read in the New York Times. With the reports that the gunman in the shooting at Sandy Hook elementary had an autism variant known as Asperger syndrome, those with the diagnosis are fighting what is feared to be a growing impression that it is associated with premeditated violence. But, as experts will tell you, and we want to repeat loudly here, there is no evidence that they are more likely than any other group to commit violent crimes.

  • Read the article in The New York Times and be sure to share it with your networks.
  • You may also want to check out Wrong Planet – a web community designed for individuals (and parents / professionals of those) with Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, ADHD, PDDs, and other neurological differences.
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