I've been around a lot of people with different mental or developmental disabilities. My mom was a special ed teacher, too and she had 2 autistic kids in her class. One was really smart and she loved working with him. The other one had severe learning and social problems. I've also been around a lot of developmentally disabled adults and I used to help with a neighbor who has Alzheimer's.
Yeah few people with Mental illneses are a threat. Most people witj Asperger syndrome whp commit crimes have Scizopermia and Aspies are more likely to be a victim of a crime. The world needs to get used to us there are 30 million of us.