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May 18, 2013

Dear friends,

At its annual meeting this weekend, the American Psychiatric Association released the long-anticipated fifth edition of its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). Clinicians across the United States and much of the world use DSM to diagnose neuro-developmental disabilities such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

On Saturday, May 18, the American Psychiatric Association will release the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fifth edition (DSM-5). The new edition introduces fundamental changes in the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. Don't worry, we don't expect these changes to impact people already diagnosed. 

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Mon, 2013-05-20 19:00
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Mon, 2013-05-20 20:00
May 13, 2013

The fifth edition of the Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) will be released by the American Psychiatric Association this weekend. The new edition introduces two fundamental changes in the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. First it collapses previously distinct autism subtypes – including autistic disorder and Asperger syndrome – into one unifying diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

December 02, 2012

 

 

1 December 2012

Dear friends and colleagues,

Today, the American Psychiatric Association voted to accept the revised fifth edition of its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). The manual – used by clinicians nationwide to diagnose mental health conditions – will be published in spring 2013.

High-Priority Research Will Study the Impact of the Proposed DSM-5 on Autism Diagnosis; a Suzanne and Bob Wright Trailblazer Grant Will Track Prenatal and Postnatal Chemical Exposures; and Studies Will Lead to Development of Medicines, New Behavioral Treatments, and Improve Minority Community Access to Early Intervention

Autism Speaks announced the award of new research grants totaling nearly $2.9 million in funding to support autism research. “

June 21, 2012

New York, N.Y. (June 21, 2012) – Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, today announced the award of new research grants totaling nearly $2.9 million in funding to support autism research.