In 2012, autism dominated headlines as never before. Public awareness skyrocketed with new updates on autism’s estimated prevalence (1 in 88) and costs to society ($137 billion per year nationally). Controversy roiled around proposed changes to how autism spectrum disorder (ASD) will be diagnosed in the years ahead.
The UJA-Federation of New York and the Autism Science Foundation are asking adults with ASD (and their parents or guardians) to complete a survey addressing what is going well in daily life, and what is a challenge. The results of this survey will inform decision making with regard to which programs should be expanded and which may no longer be of value.
DSM-5 Field Trials Published
Many Questions Remain
November 6, 2012
Today, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) announced the selection of James Perrin, M.D., F.A.A.P., as the academy’s president-elect. Dr. Perrin will take office as president-elect at the AAP National Conference this October. His presidency will span 2014.