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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Robison on Autism and Violence

At CNN, John Robison has an essay on the purported connection of autism and violence:
The truth is, people with autism are far more likely to be victims of violence than perpetrators. Even in our supposedly enlightened society, anyone who is different can become a magnet for bullies and predators. Growing up with undiagnosed Asperger's, I learned that the hard way. So did my son, Jack (I call him Cubby), who also has Asperger's. I'd sensed that all my life, but it's also supported by scientific studies, in both medical and criminal justice research.
Sanjay Gupta has a video essay on Asperger's Syndrome