Autism Rights Group: Asperger’s Does Not Explain Newtown School Massacre

17 Dec

CBS New York has quotes Autism Rights Watch on the Newtown shootings. In Autism Rights Group: Asperger’s Does Not Explain Newtown School Massacre CBS cites the ARW press release. Including this paragraph:

“The search for answers should not be a search for a scapegoat. Autism is no excuse or explanation to evil. Being ‘autistic,’ ‘odd,’ ‘awkward,’ ‘camera shy,’ a ‘nerd’ and ‘uncomfortable with others’ does not cause a person to become a mass murderer,” the organization said in the release. “Autistic persons are more likely to be victims, rather than perpetrators of violence. Autism Rights Watch urges the public and the media outlets not to stigmatize the autistic persons and their families. They already are facing segregation and prejudices on a daily basis.”

The full press release can be found as ARW grieves for the families after Newtown, CT shooting


By Matt Carey

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