Thursday, November 28, 2013

The 2013 Updated DSM-V Changes on Autism Made Simple

Reading up on the new DSM-V might confuse many parents of autistic children. As such, this article is meant to simplify some of the important changes that were made in the latest DSM-V update in May 2013, pertaining to the diagnosis of autism in children and adults. The full DSM-V Autism diagnostic criteria can be found on the Autism Speaks website catering to the community at large with factual and relevant information concerning the disorder.

 What are the changes?

 (Doug - A Note in this article states that those with a diagnosis of PDD-NOS must be re-evaluated. This is not correct.)