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no link between autism and planned violence

more information to read and understand…

Autism Society: No Link Between Autism and Planned Violence

December 18, 2012
By Autism Society

The Autism Society continues to mourn the lives lost on Friday in Newtown, Conn. We join the nation as we keep our collective attention focused on those directly impacted by this tragedy.

In the nation’s rush to understand the reasoning for such an awful occurrence, the conversation evolved to include the alleged shooter’s possible autism diagnosis. The Autism Society feels it is imperative to remove autism from this tragic story. Race, ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation are seldom, if ever, linked to the actions of an individual in a causal relationship. It is imperative that developmental disorders and disabilities be treated in the same vein.

Further, the Autism Society is committed to informing, educating and securing appropriate services by providing reliable and unbiased information. To that end, we are compelled to dispel any myths about individuals with autism:

No evidence exists to link autism and premeditated violence. Suggesting otherwise is wrong and harmful to the more than 1.5 million individuals living with autism in the United States.[1]

Individuals with autism and those with other disabilities are more likely to be victims of violence than the perpetrators.[2]

Many of the individuals with Asperger’s syndrome who have committed crimes had co-existing psychiatric disorders.[3]

Individuals with autism who act aggressively typically do so because they are reacting to a situation.

Please do not judge any individual with autism based on the discourse surrounding Friday’s tragic event. Instead, please strive to educate and inform your communities. Help the Autism Society ensure that individuals with autism are not marginalized due to a misunderstanding of a complicated disorder. Please consider forwarding or sharing this information with a friend.

1. Gunasekaran, S., & Chaplin, E. (2012). Autism spectrum disorders and offending. Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities, 6, 308-313.
2. Hughes, K., Bellis, M. A., Jones, L., Wood, S., Bates, G., Eckley, L., … & Officer, A. (2012). Prevalence and risk of violence against adults with disabilities: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies. The Lancet. 379, 1621-1629.
3. Newman SS, Ghaziuddin M: Violent crime in Asperger syndrome: the role of psychiatric comorbidity. J Autism Dev Disord 39:1949-52, 2008.

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“The Christian Zombie Killer’s Handbook: Slaying the Living Dead Within” by Jeff Kinley & a good advise (perhaps quick sermon)

The Christian Zombie Killers Handbookfrom author Jeff Kinley, a good advise (perhaps quick sermon)…

Jeff Kinley 12:08pm Dec 17
If you’re a follower of Christ you desperately want to WIN over sin and the downward pull of your sin nature. My latest book will show you how to do that. Get one here.

my opinion (review) on this cool book, one of the best books I’ve read… hey Jeff, still waiting for part two (2)!

“In a quick, summary the story’s about a virus that makes flesh-eating zombies from everyday men and women. Kinley uses zombies as a metaphor to describe the decaying spirituality of men and women since the beginning of time. Kinley even uses words from writer and poet Oscar Wilde to best describe his book.

‘We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell.’
– Oscar Wilde”

other material to read:

  1. “The Christian Zombie Killer’s Handbook: Slaying the Living Dead Within” by Jeff Kinley (cool book review)
  2. “The Christian Zombie Killer’s Handbook: Slaying the Living Dead Within” by Jeff Kinley (interview)
  3. “The Christian Zombie Killer’s Handbook: Slaying the Living Dead Within” by Jeff Kinley (revisited)

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