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When Science Doesn't Count

KevNC Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 11:00 AM
Where did I blame Republicans, or mention the word Republican, at all?!? My comments are directed at Maggie Gallagher and the individual who wrote this post. My post actually posts out the ridiculousness of attributing the actions or words of a handful of people to the larger group!!!!

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...