A few months ago in this space, I cautioned against specuatlion that Virginia Tech killer Seung Hui Cho was autistic. Indeed, it now turns out that he had an entirely different problem, a social anxiety disorder involving “selective mutism.” Clinical psychologist Robert Schum told The Washington Post: ““He was not autistic.”
Why dwell on the point? Autistic people have enough problems without media speculation linking them to mass murder. Trust me on that.
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