Definition of Asperger Syndrome set to change

In case you've not been following this issue, here's a quick link to the latest New York Times article on how the removal of Asperger Syndrome as a separate diagnosis to autism spectrum disorders is expected to affect our community.  While this is an American article discussing American issues, it will affect us here in Australia as the American Psychiatric Association Diagnostic and Statistics Manual, DSM, is the main tool used by Australian helath professionals to diagnose Asperger Syndrome and autism.

If you'd like to read about the proposed changes to the DSM V in detail, click here to go to the American Psychiatric Association's own website pages discussing the rationale behind the proposed change.