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Autism Expert Dr. Catherine Lord Blogs About Proposed Changes
October 25, 2012

 A few weeks ago, a study was published that I hope will dispel the fears of parents and caregivers of children and adults with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) who have been worried about proposed changes in diagnoses. As a clinician who has seen families and people with ASD almost every day of my life for more than 30 years, and as a member of the Neurodevelopmental Disorders Work Group for the upcoming revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), it has been heartbreaking to hear how frightened families were by the proposed changes. 









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