i called autism society about a question i had about school wanting to do eval with an aspergers test
(daughter has autism)
the person with that type of info regarding school IEPs is not in until tuesday. i get talking with the woman on the phone and she said next spring or summer (i forget the month) aspergers will no longer be separate, it will now just be dx on the autism scale
anyone else heard of this?
Answer by booklover545 at 3:03 PM on Jan. 4, 2013
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Answer by butterflyblue19 at 3:07 PM on Jan. 4, 2013
the new DSM (V) has made a lot of changes to what someone needs to exhibit in order to be diagnosed w/ an autism spectrum disorder. Aspergers is no longer its own syndrome, but just part of ASD. DH has told me that it really only affects those who havent been officially diagnosed and that those with a diagnosis probably wont be re-diagnosed. heres an article that spells it all out, along with the new diagnosis criteria.
Answer by okmanders at 3:15 PM on Jan. 4, 2013
Answer by missanc at 3:54 PM on Jan. 4, 2013
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Answer by GlitteribonMom at 7:23 PM on Jan. 7, 2013