what throws it into the extra-weird (and relevant to this community) category is that Benoit's son, Daniel, had Fragile X Syndrome.
Both the AJC article and the Associated Press one label Fragile X as "rare," though the AJC then contradicts itself a bit by explaining how common it is.
to me, "rare" implies that few people have heard of it, or that very few people have it. Fragile X doesn't have quite the name recognition of autism, but it IS the most common inherited form of mental retardation -- which makes it far from rare, if you ask me.
(x-posted to asd_families)