DSM 5 Field Trials - Initial Report

Autism Speaks, America's autism activisim and research organisation, has just released a report into their initial findings from the DSM 5 Field Trials.  Determined to discover if the proposed new criteria for autism spectrum conditions (especially the removal of Asperger Syndrome as a separate diagnosis) would disadvantage those who currently have a diagnosis and therefore receive funding for services, the study has found that DSM 5 does NOT reduce the number of children who receive a diagnosis.

I recommend you read the full report here at the Autism Speaks website