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When Science Doesn't Count

Carl469 Wrote: Dec 20, 2012 9:10 PM
I see nothing wrong with the article. Ms. Gallagher gets it right. I've known people with Asperger's. They are unpredictable. When things don't go their way, they tend to get unusually irritated. Some throw tantrums worthy of a 4-year-old going through those "terrible twos."
KevNC Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 7:42 AM
Maggie only mentions Asperger's in the first paragraph. The rest of the article is about autism. What has she gotten right? As usual, not much. Even your own statement uses the word "some". Some clearly indicates that it is only a portion of that population who behaves in that manner. We could apply your example to "some" members of any population, but that would be as far as it goes. Maggie is conducting a witch hunt against people with autism, and that is truly reprehensible.

When the press reported that Adam Lanza had Asperger's syndrome (part of the autism spectrum disorders) and other unspecified personality problems, the autism community swung into action in a way that is totally understandable. The Associated Press' headline: “Experts: No Link Between Asperger's, Violence”

The vast majority of autistic people are not violent. Autistics like Temple Grandin, the professor who helped create humane strategies for the meat industry, remind us that many people with high-functioning also go on to live full, rich lives of value to themselves and others.

Grandin also reminded us that, for autistic people, “The principal emotion experienced...