Facing Autism in New Brunswick: DSM5 Autism Change Threatens Funding for Intellectually Disabled Who Meet DSM-IV Autism Criteria

Many children with intellectual disability and autism will be specifically targeted for exclusion under the DSM-5 new Autism Spectrum Disorder. The express wording of mandatory criterion A of the DSM-5 ASD criteria makes this clear: “Autism Spectrum Disorder Must meet criteria A, B, C, and D:  A.    Persistent deficits in social communication and social interaction across ...