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More on changes to Autism Diagnositc Criteria in the DSM-V: BBC News Article

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”


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. 

Jeannie Davide-Rivera

Jeannie is an award-winning author, the Answers.com Autism Category Expert, contributes to Autism Parenting Magazine, and the Thinking Person's Guide to Autism. She lives in New York with her husband and four sons, on the autism spectrum.