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DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria

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 a... More...

CT Legislature Passes DSM-V Bill

HARTFORD (May 31, 2013) -- The Connecticut Legislature has sent Gov. Dannel Malloy a bill guaranteeing that anyone diagnosed with an autism spect... More...

DSM-5

On May 18th, the American Psychiatric Association (APA) released a new version of the Diagnostic an... More...

DSM-5 Takes Effect; Please Share Your Experiences

Dear friends,

At its annual meeting this... More...

DSM-5 Live Chat

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. D... More...

DSM-5 Will Be Released this Weekend

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 disord... 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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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...

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