The Proposed Severity Criteria For Autism Spectrum Disorder: What Do You Think?

Have you seen the proposed severity criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder in the DSM-5? 

If you haven’t, here is a link to the website so you can see them in detail.

Be aware that there are 3 levels of severity proposed:

Requiring Support

Requiring Substantial Support

Requiring Very Substantial Support

Given that there will be another open period to register comments on the proposed new criteria sometime this spring, now is a good time to get to know these well so you can speak to them when the opportunity presents itself. Do these changes seem problematic to you?

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