While these are very real concerns, they do not take away from the scientific evidence that the disorder is best described as falling along a spectrum and that the APA’s revised diagnostic criteria likely offers a more accurate clinical definition of the disorder. As we move forward with the revised diagnostic criteria, we will surely run into obstacles; however, in the long run I believe we will have a much more clinically useful definition of autism. I am interested in hearing what you have to say on the matter. What are your thoughts on the APA’s revised diagnostic criteria?
CARD Founder and Skills™ Co-Founder Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh will present “Autism Prevention” on Saturday, May 28, 2011 at the Autism One/Generation Rescue 2011 Conference in Lombard, Illinois. The presentation will be held inside of the Grand Ballroom at the Westin Hotel, from 5pm-6pm.