I am becoming more and more alarmed at the hysteria being created in the last two days since the moronic media decided to declare that the Connecticut shooter had Aspergers, and imply that it's why he did this horrific thing.
The comments attached to these stories that I've found online are very concerning. As most of you know, I have a child on the spectrum. I am becoming increasingly concerned for his safety now with all this bullshit. Kids on the spectrum are not prone to this kind of violence. Yes, they can get frustrated more easily and yes they can take epic temper tantrums. But they are major rule followers, so the thought of even doing something like this, let alone carrying it out, would never occur to most people on the spectrum. But thanks to the media and it's efforts to continue to sensationalize this horrific event, quite a few people are under that impression.
Please, if you see or hear discussions about this, please, for all children and adults on the spectrum, speak up and educate those who are unaware. Here is a good story with some information: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2012/12/16/sandy-hook-school-shooting-asperger-violence/1772589/
You can also find information on the Autism Speaks website about it.