Asperger’s Syndrome

Adam Lanza seen in 2005 at the age of 13. (Credit: CBS News)

Expert To Newtown Massacre Commission: No Link Between Autism, Violence

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.

01/17/2014

NYC subway

Transit Impostor Arrested 29 Times Released On Parole

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.

12/25/2013

Nancy Lanza

Therapist Who Counseled Adam Lanza’s Parents Says Mom Didn’t Like Leaving Gunman Alone

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.

12/17/2012

Nancy Lanza

Friends: Newtown Gunman’s Mother Home-Schooled Son, Kept Arsenal Of Guns

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.

12/16/2012

Adam Lanza seen in 2005 at the age of 13. (Credit: CBS News)

Autism Rights Group: Asperger’s Does Not Explain Newtown School Massacre

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.

12/16/2012

Adam Lanza seen in 2005 at the age of 13. (Credit: CBS News)

Investigators Probe For Insight Into Newtown Gunman’s Mind

Along with the arduous task of going over crime scenes, police Saturday morning were trying to gain insight into the killer.

12/15/2012

Marc Dreyfuss (credit: CBS 2)

Non-Profit ‘Job Path’ Helping Adult Autism Patients Find Employment

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.

04/05/2012