Facing Autism in New Brunswick: 2013: The Year Of Autism’s Grand Error, The DSM5 Autism Spectrum Disorder

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 DSM-5 committee ...

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: DSM5’s Most Fundamental Flaw? Combining The Autism Disorders Into One Disorder

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 being forced upon ...

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: Volkmar Says Many Intellectually Disabled May Be Excluded from DSM-5 Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnosis

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 autism ...