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Adam Lanza

March 10, 2014

(March 10, 2014) Peter Lanza, the father of Adam Lanza, who killed 20 young children and six adults in Newtown, Conn. at Sandy Hook Elementary school, has broken his silence for the first time. 

Peter Lanza spoke with New Yorker writer Andrew Solomon in a series of inteviews for an article published today. In the story, Lanza discusses Adam's diagnosis with Asperger Syndrome, telling Solomon, "Asperger’s makes people unusual, but it doesn’t make people like this."

February 28, 2013

Updated 3/6/13 to reflect the amazing efforts of the self-advocacy community.

Thanks to the efforts of  an autism activist group who staged an online protest called a Flash Blog, Google officially changed the automated search results for offensive 'hate speech' directed at people affected by autism.