So after the tragic events in America recently. people are now playing the blame game. The media is jumping on every little fact be it truth or not and spewing out these untruths like a noxious gas. They are saying that the shooter may of had Aspergers, and that is why he went on this killing spree. They are linking Aspergers with other mental illnesses.
Aspergers is NOT a mental illness!!
My son has Aspergers.
He recently graduated from junior school with mainly B’s on his report card. He successfully completed another karate grading last night with glowing reports. He is artistic, highly intelligent, sociable, cheerful, and empathetic. He does have his angry moments but does that make him want to go on a mass killing spree? NO it does not.
To say that all people with Aspergers are capable of this is ridiculously insulting and extremely uneducated. I am absolutely livid at the thought of people now seeing my beautiful, sensitive son in a new light.
My husband and I will now have to be extra careful when we talk about our son and it's all because of the stupidity of today’s media. It shouldn't be like that. We shouldn't have to defend and justify our son.
I am proud of my son. I love my Aspie kid. And I wouldn't have it any other way.