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Facing Autism in New Brunswick: CBC News Misrepresents Autism By Omitting Any Reference to Intellectual Disability

In “The  new definition of autism” CBC News provides detailed descriptions of autism as represented by the five pervasive developmental  disorders in the DSM-IV and the Autism Spectrum Disorder in the now published DSM5.  With one major exception the article is a good summary of autism disorders pre and post DSM5. On another . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: CBC News Misrepresents Autism By Omitting Any Reference to Intellectual Disability

Facing Autism Symptoms in New Brunswick: Conor’s Autism Diagnosis 15 Years Ago Today

Conor, 2nd Birthday, the day before he is diagnosed with  PDD-NOS (subsequently changed to Autistic Disorder)

Yesterday was Conor’s 17th birthday.  Today is exactly 15 years since he was diagnosed with an autism disorder, PDD-NOS, the day after his second birthday shown in the pictures above.  Shortly afterward he was . . . → Read More: Facing Autism Symptoms in New Brunswick: Conor’s Autism Diagnosis 15 Years Ago Today

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

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

Facing Autism Disorders in New Brunswick: Autism 2013: Insel’s Autisms or the Oversimplified DSM5 Autism Spectrum Disorder?

“If you’ve met one person with autism – you’ve met one person with autism.” Stephen Shore  The succinct and famous quote by Stephen Shore about the variation and complexity of autism disorders is cited often and just as often ig… . . . → Read More: Facing Autism Disorders in New Brunswick: Autism 2013: Insel’s Autisms or the Oversimplified DSM5 Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Facing Autism Disorders in New Brunswick: More Confirmation of Targeted Exclusion of Intellectually Disabled from DSM5 Autism Spectrum Disorder: But NO ONE CARES

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