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Category Archives: Autism In the News

Autism in the national and local news.

ABA for Autism: Sign the Petition Now

Autism Live is an interactive web show that provides support, information, resources, facts, entertainment and inspiration to parents, practitioners and teachers that work with children on the Autism Spectrum.

They have started a petition, petitioning the Honorable Kathleen Sebelius, the Secretary of Health and Human Services. The point of the petition is to make sure that Applied Behavior Analysis is kept for individuals with Autism. The Affordable Care Act could actually result in individuals with ASD getting less coverage.

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Impact of Dropping Asperger’s from the DSM-V

A big change is about to take place in the soon to be released Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, more commonly known as the DSM-V. Asperger’s syndrome is going to be dropped from the manual and instead it will fall under the category of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The American Psychiatric Association released a statement stating that, “The new criteria

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