I don’t know much about this, but is autism generally considered a violent condition?
Autism can be a violent disorder. Remember, autistic adults are not retarded. They have development problem due to their brain deprived of proper sensory. They still have needs and frailties of human beings. Male autistic children can grow up and become violent because they have needs and it cannot be met. Example, they may develop attraction to a good looking girl, but the girl rebuffs his advances, it can end up with violence because he never had a chance to develop skills on romance and rejection. Approximately 10 percent of elderly parents are beaten by grown autistic children under their care. Some are even beaten to death. Autistic adults are not like the movie “Rain Man” who is eccentric and funny at times. Grown autistic kids especially males can be aggressive and violent. Usually the behavior is contained by medication. It is a growing problem as more and more children are born autistic in the US. Eventually they will grow up and over power their elderly parents.