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DSM-5

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.

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).

New England Journal of Medicine features a historical perspective on how autism has been viewed since first described in 1943
September 19, 2013

 

 

This week’s New England Journal of Medicine features a historical perspective on autism, marking the 70th anniversary of psychiatrist Leo Kanner’s 1943 description of the disorder.