Autism Society Responds to Television Host 's Statement on Autism and the Aurora Shooting
July 24, 2012
By Autism Society
On Monday morning, co-host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe Joe Scarborough suggested the man suspected of committing last week’s tragic theatre shooting may be on the autism spectrum. The Autism Society stresses that no evidence exists to suggest this is true. While certainly we all will wonder what caused anyone to commit such a violent and tragic attack, we know for sure that autism cannot and must not ever be blamed for this behavior.
The Autism Society is hopeful that Mr. Scarborough agrees his statement was one he regrets making. As an organization representing families, the Autism Society appreciates that Mr. Scarborough is a very proud father of a son with Asperger’s syndrome and an advocate for the well-being of all people in our community.
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The Autism Society, the nation’s largest and oldest grassroots autism organization, has chosen Pittsburgh as the host city of its 44th annual conference on autism spectrum disorders.
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Individuals with autism can attend the Autism Society National Conference and Exposition (in Pittsburgh) for FREE this year! Learn more: www.autism-society.org/conference.
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