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.
- Diane Bucci, author “The Return of Mikey”
- Brenda Myles, Associate professor of special education at University Kansas, and consultant at OCALI
- Cortney Drake, Social Work Graduate Student at The Ohio State University and President of the OSU/Mid-Ohio Chapter of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network
- Dr. Andrea Witwer, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry & Psychology and Director of the Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinic at the Nisonger Center of The Ohio State University