Reblog: I am (not) Adam Lanza – by Annie DeMotta
January 27, 2013 2 Comments
I am (not) Adam Lanza (Click to read the original article)
«I am writing this because I can’t stand the thought that Adam Lanza supposed autism spectrum disorder is being continually debated by the media. […] It seems that overnight, everyone with a computer has become qualified to make mental health and disability assessments.»
I personally know only a few who have children with Autism disorders, and I freely admit that I know far from enough about Autism to be more than a modest layman on the subject. But I hate the idea that they and others should be judged and punished by ignorants who 1) got the bulk of their knowledge about Autism from watching “Rain Man“, and 2) are aching to point an accusing finger at anyone who is conveniently available and preferably unable to defend themselves against the accusations. That’s how witch hunts begin.