Questions About Connecticut Shooter Adam Lanza, Asperger's Syndrome and SPD | Sensory Focus Magazine

Questions About Connecticut Shooter Adam Lanza, Asperger's Syndrome and SPD | Sensory Focus Magazine

Asperger's SPD and ViolenceTime has passed since the shooting at a Connecticut elementary school that left 26 people dead; most of the victims were children. The shooter was Adam Lanza. He just happened to have Asperger’s Syndrome and SPD.

A good deal of ‘rumors’ about the disorders and what they meant for “everyone else” started circulating. Many organizations worked to dispel the inaccurate information. This work has not stopped.

Sensory Focus Magazine has graciously shared this article, written by Temple Grandin, from their June 2014 issue for Special Happens Reader’s.  In her article, Ms. Grandin tackles the issue of Asperger’s Syndrome, SPD and violence.  Please share as you will.

Sensory Focus Magazine has provided this article for Special Happens readers.  This post is not sponsored and no compensation has been provided.  

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About the Author:

Gina St. Aubin

Gina St. Aubin is a former Victim’s Advocate who now advocates for those with intellectual and physical challenges. Her eldest son is diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, Electrical Status Epilepticus during Sleep / Landau-Kleffner Syndrome (a rare epileptic disorder causing verbal aphasia) and Developmental Delays. In June, 2012, her son also underwent a successful hemispherectomy. Gina is the editor, author and owner of Special Happens, serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the SPD Foundation, and resides in Colorado where she is a mother of 3, wife, blogger, writer and special needs advocate.

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