Parent, editor of the Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism, biologist and science writer has written about the Newtown Connecticut, Sandy Hook Elementary shooting in
Autism, empathy, and violence: One of these things doesn’t belong here
Some news coverage in the last 24 hours has mentioned autism in the context of the tragedy in Connecticut, particularly referencing Aspergers or “high-functioning” autism. Talking heads have brought up the “empathy” factor when discussing autism, and I’d like to set some of the record on that straight.
She does a great job “setting the record straight”. The rest of the article is available at: Autism, empathy, and violence: One of these things doesn’t belong here
The autism communities–autistics, parents and more– are shocked and offer sympathy and empathy to the communities involved in the shooting.
By Matt Carey