Friday, December 7, 2012

Goodbye Asperger’s?

In Wired magazine's "Geek Mom" column, Andrea Schwalm, whose child will be impacted by the latest revisions to the DSM, explains: "Why I think it's a good idea that the Asperger's dx is going away.”

A couple of years before my oldest child was born, the DSM, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders created by the American Psychiatry Association (and used by insurance companies and school systems to mete out services), officially re-evaluated its autism diagnosis, further slicing it into “high” and “low-functioning” subsets.

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