January 2012 archive

Statement on DSM-5 by ASAN and ASA

Joint ASAN-Autism Society Statement on DSM-5 Dear Friend,  As two national organizations committed to working to empower the autism and Autistic communities today and into the future, the Autism Society of America and the Autistic Self Advocacy Network issue the following joint statement regarding the definition of Autism Spectrum Disorder within the DSM-5: The autism spectrum is broad and diverse, including individuals with …

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Is It Time to Abandon the DSM?

Is It Time to Abandon the DSM? Controversy Over Autism May Present an Opportunity January 20, 2012 ©2012 Michael Forbes Wilcox “…disability is a natural part of the human experience…” From The Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 (originally passed in 1990, and commonly referred to as “The DD Act”) The …

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