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To: Albion Wilde
...The vast majority of autistic people are not violent.... But the suggestion that science has demonstrated there is no link at all between autism and aggressive violence is questionable.

I would prefer that this statement wasn't worded this way.

The linkage is not specific to Autistic people (or Autism in general). It is specific to individuals who suffer from Autism.

Saying it is linked to Autism, infers that anyone with Autism is prone to be violent. That is clearly not the case.

7 posted on 12/20/2012 8:55:58 AM PST by DoughtyOne (How about a waiting period for putting crazys out on the streets, say NEVER!)
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To: DoughtyOne
Saying it is linked to Autism, infers that anyone with Autism is prone to be violent. That is clearly not the case.

I really can't agree that it is all that clear. Can you provide more basis for your claim?

Also, her wording absolutely did NOT imply that anyone with autism is prone to violence. Go read the entire article.

9 posted on 12/20/2012 9:10:13 AM PST by Albion Wilde (The only way to stop a man with a gun is with a gun. --Daniel Greenfield)
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To: DoughtyOne
Saying it is linked to Autism, infers that anyone with Autism is prone to be violent. That is clearly not the case.

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Perhaps not, but the article does go on to say that a recent study concludes that “The prevalence of and risk factors for aggression were examined in 1,380 children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Prevalence was high, with parents reporting that 68 percent had demonstrated aggression to a caregiver and 49 percent to non-caregivers.”

10 posted on 12/20/2012 9:16:21 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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