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I am a wife and mother to 3 beautiful children. I work full time as an Instructor Therapist teaching children diagnosed with ASD.
This blog came to life after repeated requests from many of my clients to design a blog about Autism.
I hope that you find some inspiration, lessons and thoughts to help you through this journey with your beautiful child.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Autism Diagnosis Revisions

The American Psychiatric Association is updating the current diagnosis requirements for Autism Spectrum Disorders. This update will be completed this year and will be implemented for 2013.

Below is the DSM-5 Development Tool that is used for practitioners to diagnose children on the spectrum.

This seems to be causing some controversy within the industry for parents with children on the spectrum and for those of us that treat these children. The cost of these therapies is a great concern for the governments in North America, and so this is a way for them to try and narrow these requirements for expenditures.


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