Media perceptions of Asperger’s and violent crime is misinformed

Editor’s Note: Autism Daily Newscast chose not to report on last week’s shooting in Oregon as we felt it was not important to publicize this tragedy to the autism community. We waited to see how mainstream media would report it. Initially we were glad to see the focus on gun control. Unfortunately, once again media is perpetuating false […]

Stop blaming Asperger’s Syndrome for Elliot Rodger’s Rampage – Opinion

A troubled young man who shot six U.C. Santa Barbara students and injured 13 bystanders shortly before killing himself has once again been highlighted in a  negative media light because he allegdly had Asperger’s Syndrome. Elliot Rodger was 22, and filled his Youtube page with strange and bizarre videos of his feelings towards women, especially those […]