Getting a Diagnosis of Autism

Please note the views in this article do not necessarily express the views of Talk About Curing Autism and are an editorial provided by a parent with a child with autism. Introduction Diagnosing Autism is not always easy.  In the past 20 years, many doctors have commented – “Boys develop slower than girls”, or my […]

Diagnostic Criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder

Below you will find both the diagnostic criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder under both DSM5 and DSM-IV. DSM5 Diagnostic Criteria for ASD, 2013 Autism Spectrum Disorder Must meet criteria A, B, C, and D: A. Persistent deficits in social communication and social interaction across contexts, not accounted for by general developmental delays, and manifest by […]

The Controversial DSM-5 has been released: How to safeguard your child’s services

The Controversial DSM-5 has been released: How to safeguard your child’s services By Holly Bortfeld I’ve been writing about the DSM-5 for over 18 months now but it’s officially published now, released into the wild, as it were. Too bad no one likes it, except those who are going to financially benefit from it. Background, […]

What Is Autism? And what are its common traits?

Autism is a devastating neurological and biological disorder that typically affects children between the ages in 18 months to five years of age. Autism currently affects 1 in every 91 children today. It is estimated there are over 1 million people in the United States alone with autism. Autism affects each individual differently and at […]