Washington Post: retract the article "‘Significant’ statistical link between mass murder and autism, brain injury."
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The Washington Post needs to act responsibly in its reporting about Autistic people. This study by Clare Allely et al. once again rehashes negative stereotypes of Autistics, claiming that a link exists between autism and mass murder/serial murder. The study contains misinformation and speculation based on unverifiable data. Tabloid newspapers and wikipedia-type sites are listed as "best resources" for the study. The Post should have done fact checking before creating the sensationalist headline above. Attempting to link Autistic people with mass murders is damaging for our life chances including employment, access to needed services, and relationships in our communities. For more information read my article here: http://paulacdurbinwestbyautisticblog.blogspot.com/2014/05/washington-post-autism-mass-murder.html and read Emily Willingham's article here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/emilywillingham/2014/05/21/no-timothy-mcveigh-was-not-autistic/ Please use the donotlink.com URLs provided so that the articles do not move up in search engines.
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