An expert on Friday told a commission looking into the Sandy Hook Elementary school massacre in Connecticut that there is no data linking autism with increased violent criminal behavior.
Darius McCollum was released Tuesday night, after pleading guilty earlier this year to stealing a Trailways bus in 2010, when he was arrested behind the wheel on the highway that leads to John F. Kennedy International Airport. He was sentenced to 2 1/2 to 5 years.
Marriage therapist Paula Levy recalled Monday that during about 10 two-hour sessions, Nancy and Peter Lanza were respectful of each other and concerned about their son’s needs.
The mother of Newtown, Conn., elementary school gunman Adam Lanza spent her time at home taking care of her son who could not deal with school, and kept an arsenal of guns at home, “60 Minutes” reported Sunday night.
An autism rights group this weekend urged people not to stigmatize those with the disorder in the wake of revelations that Newtown, Conn., elementary school gunman had Asperger’s syndrome.
Along with the arduous task of going over crime scenes, police Saturday morning were trying to gain insight into the killer.
The exact unemployment rate for adults with autism is unknown, but most experts agree the rate is as high as 85 percent, despite their typically above-average intelligence.