DSM-V: New Diagnostic Criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

In 1975, 1 in 5,000 children were diagnosed with autism. By 2013, that number has risen to 1 in 55 children identified and diagnosed with autism spectrum. Some believe that these staggering numbers represent a rise in children born with autism, while others believe better research and understanding of this …

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Why Is It Difficult for Those with Autism to Complete Tasks or Meet Goals?

It is often difficult to for those with autism spectrum disorders to work towards goals. This difficulty can be explained by the inability to sustain problem solving capabilities—part of the job of our executive functioning system. In those with autism this system can be inhibited. Executive Dysfunction or a deficit …

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