Photo by Harold L Doherty Edward Ritvo-Susan Swedo Shootout at the IMFAR Corral, Sheraton, Toronto, May 18, 2012
The year 2013 will be remembered as the year the simplified DSM-5 Autism Spectrum Disorder definition was imposed on a very complex and diverse group of disorders and/or symptoms. Catherine Lord, Susan Swedo and other members of the . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: 2013: The Year Of Autism’s Grand Error, The DSM5 Autism Spectrum Disorder
The American Psychiatric Association’s passage of the DSM5 and its New Autism Spectrum Disorder was passed Saturday December 1, 2012 without any of the mainstream media taking noting of the real targets, the real victims of the new Autism de… . . . → Read More: Facing Autism Disorders in New Brunswick: Congratulations "Dr." Catherine Lord! APA’s DSM5 Autism Targeted Exclusion of Intellectually Disabled Passed December 1, 2012.
If you believe the DSM5 Neurodevelopmental committee responsible for expressly removing those with Intellectual Disability from the new, oversimplified Autism Spectrum Disorder when they claim that exclusion is based on current science you may wan… . . . → Read More: Facing Autism Disorders in New Brunswick: DSM5 Autism Exclusion of ID? Study Finds Single Gene Mutation Known To Cause Intellectual Disability Increases Risk of Autism Disorders
Emily Singer has published an article at SFARI, Proposed guidelines won’t miss autism cases, study says, which appears to suggest that persons who would meet DSM-IV PDD-NOS and Asperger’s will “only” be reduced by approximately 10% under DSM5 criteria. The focus, as always, is on the HF end of the spectrum with no mention . . . → Read More: Facing Autism Disorders in New Brunswick: More Confirmation of Targeted Exclusion of Intellectually Disabled from DSM5 Autism Spectrum Disorder: But NO ONE CARES
Autism researcher bias exists and its effect, when the DSM-5 takes effect in 2013, will further the redefinition of autism as social awkwardness and the exclusion from the autism spectrum of persons with severe intellectual disabilities.
David Kupfer, M.D., chair of the DSM-5 Task Force, has stated that “the proposed ASD criteria are backed . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Autism Researcher Bias and the Targeted Exclusion of Intellectually Disabled in the DSM-5 Autism Do-Over
Autism Advocate Ari Ne’eman Speaking At the National Press Club My son’s severe Autistic Disorder is not the same autism disorder as Mr. Ne’eman’s.
The DSM5 autism do-over, the New Autism Spectrum Disorder, will come into effect in 2013. There is a further opportunity to offer public comment about the radical changes . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: DSM5’s Most Fundamental Flaw? Combining The Autism Disorders Into One Disorder
When I first pointed out that the DSM-5 New Autism Disorder would exclude intellectually disabled I was ignored by most, insulted and mocked by others. Some were annoyed. When Catherine Lord confessed that the intellectually disabled were the real target for exclusion very few mentioned the exclusion of the intellectually disabled from the DSM-5 . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Volkmar Says Many Intellectually Disabled May Be Excluded from DSM-5 Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis