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Autism Definition

Ending Fear Over the New Autism Diagnosis

Catherine Lord, Ph.D. | Posted 12.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Catherine Lord, Ph.D.

In the DSM-5, we propose a new way of looking at these disorders, merging them into a single diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. We believe this will create more accurate diagnoses and improved access to services. It should also improve research into ASD.

WATCH: Boyz II Men's Shawn Stockman Opens Up About Son's Autism

Posted 05.03.2012 | Black Voices

Shortly after his first birthday, Shawn Stockman says his son Micah suddenly began to change. The R&B singer who earned accolades and world-renown as ...

Parents Worry About New Autism Definition

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 06.05.2012 | Parents

CHICAGO -- One child doesn't talk, rocks rhythmically back and forth and stares at clothes spinning in the dryer. Another has no trouble talking but i...

Will New DSM-5 Criteria For Autism Spectrum Disorder Exclude Some People?

| Posted 01.30.2012 | Healthy Living

By Ferris Jabr (Click here for the original article) People have been arguing about autism for a long time—about what causes it, how to treat it...