From BBC News Magazine:
“The biggest changes for many in DSM-5 was the news that disorders related to autism that previously had their own category – such as Autistic Disorder, Asperger’s Disorder, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified – will now all be classified as one diagnosis, Autism Spectrum Disorder.
This essentially eliminates Asperger’s as its own clinical condition – but the chance that the idea of Asperger’s, or those who call themselves Aspies, will disappear is slim”
FULL STORY: HERE
I came across this article today when checking my blog’s stats. I realized that I had a tremendous amount of hits (in the hundreds) from this one website/link. When I clicked to investigate I found this article, in which, my own article responding to the DSM-V changes is quoted.