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Autism Speaks is pleased to provide the full-text of the diagnostic criteria for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and the related diagnosis of social communication disorder (SCD), as they appear in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). As of May 2013, psychologists and psychiatrists will be using these criteria when evaluating individuals for these developmental disorders. For further context, please see our full DSM-5 coverage here.

Discoveries support CNV genetic testing for personalized diagnosis and treatment of autism subtypes and associated medical conditions
April 24, 2014

(April 24, 2014) Researchers with the Autism Genome Project are calling for the broad use of a relatively new type of genetic test – for copy number variants (CNVs) – as the next step in individualized diagnosis and treatment of autism.

Self-advocates, families and autism professionals invited to weigh in on research to explore effects of new diagnostic criteria for ASD
April 17, 2014

The National Institutes of Health is inviting input from self-advocates, family members, health professionals and scientists on research that can explore the effects of the new diagnostic criteria for autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

First results from 10K Autism Genome Project go beyond discovery of new autism-linked genes to provide guidance for diagnosis and treatment
December 01, 2013

A “Top Ten Advances in Autism Research 2013” Selection
See all the year’s “Top Ten” here.

The director of the National Institutes of Mental Health discusses the future of autism diagnosis, treatment and research
November 11, 2013

Following a National Institutes of Health press conference at Neuroscience 2013, in San Diego, National Institute of Mental Health Director Tom Insel sat down with Autism Speaks to talk about the future of autism research, diagnosis and treatment.