Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Autism Research Bias and the DSM-5 Autism Do-Over Exclusion of Those with Intellectual Disabilities

Why has the APA decided that the DSM-5 Autism Spectrum Disorder should eliminate or substantially reduce the numbers of persons with ASD who are intellectually disabled?   The removal from an ASD diagnosis of persons with ID will be accomplished by the express wording of Mandatory Criterion A of the DSM-5’s New Autism Spectrum Disorder ...

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Intellectual Disability and the DSM-5 Autism Do-Over: Catherine Lord Then (2003) and Now (2013)

Catherine Lord, and her highly influential views about autism and intellectual disability seem to have changed a bit since the 2003 article published below and the DSM-5 Autism Do-Over which will be published in 2013.  For those who quibble over the reference to 2013 as being “now” they should know that Dr. Lord and the ...