Autism Diagnosis: The Good, The Bad, and the DSM-5

Join Karen Toth, Ph.D for this thoughtful and articulate presentation into the changes brought about by the DMS-5 regarding the diagnosis of autism.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the evolution of DSM diagnostic criteria for autism spectrum disorders (ASD), particularly the changes from DSM-IV to DSM-5
  • Identify the controversies surrounding the changes from both editions
  • Aside from DSM, what is autism anyway? What does it look like in high functioning individuals? A case for increased screening of older children who show up for mental health services


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