Asperger’s Explored in the Wake of Recent Publicity



The Sandy Hook Elementary school shooter was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, a form of autism. This sparked debate about the syndrome, and potential connection between Asperger’s and violence, though none is thought to exist. Recently the American Psychiatric  Association changed its diagnostic manual to no longer include Asperger’s as its own diagnosis. On this hour, we’ll discuss these changes, and what life is like for people with Asperger’s and their families.


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  • betty

    The young man may have had Asperger’s syndrome but his mother lived in a state of denial and he never got the help he needed for the symptoms. This doesnt mean that all children with Aspergers will be violent. Just there is a chance, as with all mental illnesses, that without treatment, they may be.