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. There has also been a controversy about changes to the APA’sÂ diagnosticÂ manual regarding Asperger’s and autism. On this hour, we’ll explore Asperger’s syndrome.
- Diane Bucci, author â€œThe Return of Mikeyâ€
- 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