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Re: [aspergers-81] Connecticut Shooting

From: Karen Pope E.
Sent on: Saturday, December 15, 2012 10:21 AM
I agree Gabriel.  I sent an email to one of the people from the Autism Society to see if they have anyone who could speak knowledgeably about Aspergers/HFA who would be willing to contact the Charlotte Observer.  I will let you know if I hear anything.  It would be better coming from someone who has facts and figures and a professional background I think.  The media seem to want to make Aspergers the new scapegoat in these situations.  My prayers go out to everyone involved in this situation.
Karen Earnhardt

From: Gabriel Gray <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Saturday, December 15,[masked]:32 AM
Subject: [aspergers-81] Connecticut Shooting

Some news outlets have reported that Adam Lanza may have had Autism or Asperger Syndrome, and they reported it as if it made him more likely to commit violent crime. If anyone the meetup group has the resources to reach out to some news organizations to help dispel the myths, I think that would help us to not be marginalized in society. Even with the progress that has been made toward increasing awareness, reporting like what I have seen about the shooting has the potential to set our cause back a long way.

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