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  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...
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 autism. As Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer Geri More...
Chief Science Officer Geri Dawson, PhD and Family Services Vice President Lisa Goring hosted a LIVE Chat to address concerns sparked by this week's New York Times article on proposed revisions to the medical definition of autism spectrum disorder in the DSM-5, to be published in 2013. Readers More...