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ARI Autistic Global Initiative Committee’s Statement on the Newtown, CT Tragedy

Posted Dec 16 2012 12:51am

The Autism Research Institute’s Autistic Global Initiative Committee has issued a statement on the Newtown Connecticut shootings:

The statement begins:

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the community of Newtown, Connecticut today in the wake of yesterday’s tragedy. Some public comments have drawn potentially inaccurate and stigmatizing conclusions about a link between the diagnosis and a propensity for violence and lack of empathy

The statement goes on, including ” As adults with autism living productive, peaceful lives, we urge the media and professionals who participate in speculative interviews about the motives of the accused shooter to refrain from misleading comments about autism and other neurodevelopmental disabilities”

By Matt Carey

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