Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Autism Speaks: Please Share Your DSM-5 Experiences

An earlier post - Asperger': No longer a diagnosis - generated discussion about the possible impact of changes in the DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders), updated by the APA (American Psychiatric Association) in 2013. 

There was concern (nationwide) whether the new way to refer to this autistic disorder would impact both medical and educational services for individuals who had been previously been diagnosed with Asperger's.

Autism Speaks is conducting a survey regarding the change; if you have had an experience -- positive or negative, as a parent, family member, educator or clinician -- with the new diagnostic references, please consider taking the time to make input for this organization. 

I have included Autism Speaks as a "Link of Interest" on my blog; please check it out!

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