DSM-V Goes Forward: Major shift in diagnostic criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder approved

DSM-V Goes Forward: Major shift in diagnostic criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder approved. By Holly Bortfeld and Summer Stech, Esquire The APA just approved a significant revision to the way Autism is diagnosed. Here is the official announcement. Who will this effect? Studies show as many as 75% of people with Asperger’s Syndrome could lose […]

A Physician’s Perspective on the Proposed DSM-5 Autism Diagnostic Criteria

By Dr. Bob Sears- TACA Physician Advisor   With the upcoming proposed changes in the DSM – 5 diagnostic criteria for autism, many parents are worried that their child may no longer qualify for much-needed services. One 2009 study published in Pediatrics (1) revealed that almost 40% of children who were previously diagnosed with autism improved so […]