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DSM-5 and Its Impact on Autism Spectrum Disorder

Archive for 2014

DSM-5 and Its Impact on Autism Spectrum Disorder

This article was contributed by Dr. Aleck Myers, the Clinical Director at the Autism Society of North Carolina. The American Psychiatric Association released its long-awaited DSM-5 on May 22, 2013. There has been considerable discussion over the new definition of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and how it might affect diagnosis and services for people and…

Introducing Our Online “Safe in the Community” Kit

Parents and caregivers of individuals with autism spend a lot of time thinking about how to keep their loved ones safe. Some must try to keep their children from wandering away; they install alarms, put up signs, and watch them every second. Some monitor their child’s Internet use, teach them about stranger danger, and help…