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This blog post is by Harold Doherty. His son Conor has autism. Visit Harold's blog Facing Autism in New Brunswick for more! You can find the original post here. Dr. Susan Swedo of the DSM5 autism committee presented a defense of the proposed DSM5 Autism Spectrum Disorder twice yesterday at More...
Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer Geraldine Dawson, Ph.D., was interviewed by NPR on the latest study out on the DSM-5, the diagnostic manual for conditions like autism. Read an update from Dr. Dawson, Findings from DSM-5 Field Testing, on what the latest findings mean. More...
  DSM-5 Update: Field Testing A Letter from Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer           8 May 2012   Dear friends, I’m pleased to report on the latest findings from field trials using the proposed new DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for autism More...
The New York Post recently posted an OpEd that says autism is a false epidemic. The truth is, autism matters to us all. Let them know why autism matters! Simply post, “----- is/am why autism matters,” and substitute the space with your name or that of a loved one affected by autism on More...
“DSM-5 Update” A Letter from Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer                                                      March 21, 2012   Dear More...
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. “Suzanne and I are extraordinarily proud of Autism More...
Autism Speaks is pleased to announce more than $1.1 million in research grants for six high-priority studies. These urgent research projects include:* A DSM-4/DSM-5 prevalence study that will assess how proposed changes to the diagnostic criteria of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) will More...
Thanks for joining today’s “Office Hour” webchat with Drs. Dawson and Horrigan . Here is the transcript. Please join us next month (March 1st) and every first Thursday at 3 pm Eastern. Look for the “Live Chat” tab in the left column of our Facebook page: https://www. More...
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. What is the DSM-5? Why did it change from the previous version? Who revised the More...
February 2, 2012Autism 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 spectrum. These revisions concern the 5th edition of the More...