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This is a blog post by Teri L. Steinberg, a parent and the Chicago Regional Organizer for Illinois Association of Microboards and Cooperatives, which assists persons with disabilities and their families and friends to create non-profit corporations that allow them to live self-directed lives through the use of person-centered planning, community supports and resource management.

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 heard about its potential implications for individuals to receive an autism diagnosis and appropriate services.