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Autistic Self Advocacy Network with Autism NOW May 28, 2013

Autistic Self Advocacy Network with Autism NOW May 28, 2013

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In this webinar, the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network (ASAN) discusses the various revisions to the autism diagnostic criteria in the newly released DSM-5, along with the service provision implications.
In this webinar, the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network (ASAN) discusses the various revisions to the autism diagnostic criteria in the newly released DSM-5, along with the service provision implications.

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Service Implications of the
DSM-5 for Autistic People
Across the Lifespan
The Autistic Self Advocacy Network
1667 K St. Suite 640 •
Washington, DC 20035Voice: (202) 596-1056www.autisticadvocacy.org
 
DSM-5 Key ASD Changes
 
Consolidation of three autism spectrumdiagnoses into a single ASD diagnosis;
Shift from three domains (social interaction,communication and restricted, repetitivebehaviors) to two (social communication andrestricted, repetitive behaviors)
Addition of a “severity scale”
 
Creation of “Social Communication Disorder
diagnosis
 
DSM-5 Autism Spectrum
Disorder Criteria
 
A) Persistent deficits in social communication and social interaction across multiple contexts, asmanifested by the following, currently or by history (examples are illustrative, not exhaustive; seetext):1) Deficits in social-emotional reciprocity, ranging, for example, from abnormal socialapproach and failure of normal back-and-forth conversation; to reduced sharing of interests,emotions, or affect; to failure to initiate or respond to social interactions.2) Deficits in nonverbal communicative behaviors used for social interaction, ranging, forexample, from poorly integrated verbal and nonverbal communication; to abnormalities ineye contact and body language or deficits in understanding use of gestures; to a total lack of facial expressions and nonverbal communication.3) Deficits in developing, maintaning, and understanding relationships, ranging, for example,from difficulties adjusting behavior to suit various social contexts; to difficulties in sharingimaginative play or in making friends; to absence of interest in peers.

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