As a result, I don't/won't necessarily agree with all the posts - the media has misrepresented numerous issues regarding disability about this tragedy. And we all know how diverse our community is, but I think it's important to have our voices heard on some of these issues.
It's far different to have a dialogue about disability issues than a rush to judgment based on speculation and ignorance. For example, discussions about better access to mental health care and improved gun laws are positive, but labeling is not. Stereotypes need to be addressed and outed. I'm not suggesting by posting this that discussions shouldn't happen - in fact, I believe that our society needs to address access to mental health care and stigma and improved gun laws as soon as possible.
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Can I Hide Somewhere Until It's Over?
Planet of the Blind: Newtown Shootings
Autism, Empathy and Violence: One of These Things Doesn't Belong here
Newtown Shootings: Media Coverage Creates Dangerous Stereotypes of People with Autism
Connecticut Shooting Raises Questions about Autism
Lanza, Autism and Violence
After Sandy Hook: Why Mental Illness Matters
I'm An Autistic Person, Not a Killer
(ASAN) Autistic Self Advocacy Network's Statement on Media Reports re Newtown
Age of Autism Responds to Newtown CT Autism Allegation in Media
Statement by Autism Speaks
Autism Society of America on Newtown Shootings
WP Autism Authority Criticizes Media Reports Newtown Shooter Had Autism
Thinking the Unthinkable
Asperger’s Syndrome Not To Blame For Newtown Tragedy So Don’t Start Maligning Autistic Kids
Special Education: An Overlooked Factor to the Newtown Tragedy
People Searching for Answers : Terms Leading People to Left Brain/Right Brain articles about Newtown
An Autistic Person Doesn't Shoot!
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When You Tie Shootings to Mental Illness
Fearing a Stigma for People with Autism
Five important facts and misconceptions about Aspergers
I Have Aspergers I am Just Like You
Autism Awareness (One Man's iReport About Aspergers and Newtown)
Letter to the President after Newtown Shootings by National Council on Disability
Leave Autism Out of Mass Shootings
Our Sons Are Not Future Killers
The medias post-Newtown Autism fail