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ABC News: Experts: No Link Between Asperger’s, Violence

Posted Dec 16 2012 12:10am

ABC News is running a story in response to the speculation that the shooter in the Newtown  Connecticut murders was autistic. In Experts: No Link Between Asperger’s, Violence they write:

While an official has said that the 20-year-old gunman in the Connecticut school shooting had Asperger’s syndrome, experts say there is no connection between the disorder and violence.

Asperger’s is a mild form of autism often characterized by social awkwardness.

“There really is no clear association between Asperger’s and violent behavior,” said psychologist Elizabeth Laugeson, an assistant clinical professor at the University of California, Los Angeles.

The story continues

I greatly appreciate ABC news pulling in these experts.


By Matt Carey


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