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Actually, No, Elliot Rodger Was Never Diagnosed With Autism

Asperger's Syndrome rapidly became the "reason" for Rodger's rage, without actually verifying the diagnosis.
Actually, No, Elliot Rodger Was Never Diagnosed With Autism

Via Liberaland:

Since last Friday’s murderous rampage at UCSB, it has been widely reported that mass murderer Elliot Rodger had an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) formerly known as Asperger’s Syndrome, and some of that reporting has falsely suggested a link between autism and criminal violence. A closer look at that reporting, however, reveals that according to a spokesman for the Rodger family, Elliot Rodger was never even diagnosed with an ASD.

For several days now, I’ve been highlighting the false and irresponsible reporting on autism in the wake of last Friday’s massacre, but there have also been examples...

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