DSM-5

Illinois Legislature Approves Bill Shielding Families From Any Changes Resulting From DSM-5

SPRINGFIELD (May 25, 2012)-- The Illinois Senate and House of Representatives gave final approval to a bill amending the state's 2008 autism insurance reform law by assuring that any individual already diagnosed with an autism... More...

DSM-5 Draft Criteria Open for Final Public Comment

The American Psychiatric Associate and the members of the DSM-5 Task Force and Work Groups have opened up public comment on the fifth edition of the ... More...

DSM-5 News and Updates

DSM-5 News and Updates

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DSM-5 Update

“DSM-5 Update”

A Letter from Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer     

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Autism Speaks Awards $1.1 Million to Fund High Priority Studies

New York, N.Y. (March 26, 2012) – Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, today announced the award of new research grants totaling $1.1 million in funding to support high priority studies. “S... More...

Autism Speaks Awards Over $1.1 Million in Research Grants

Autism Speaks is pleased to announce more than $1.1 million in research g... More...

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about DSM-5

Experts at Autism Speaks have put together answers to your questions to help you better understand what the DSM-5 changes mean and how they might affect your loved one's diagnosis and access to services.... More...

Autism Speaks Statement on Proposed Revisions to the DSM Definition of Autism Spectrum Disorder

February 2, 2012

Autism Speaks is concerned that planned revisions to the definition of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may restrict diagnoses in ways that may deny vital medical treatments and social services to some people on the autism spe... More...

MIXED EMOTIONS: A Mother and Son Response to the DSM-5 Change

Editor’s note: In this blog, Wills and Monica share their feelings about the possibility that planned revisions to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) will cause him to “lose his diagnosis” of au... More...

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