This is a great article/statement. Please, please consider taking some time to read the link below. Changes to the DSM-IV for Autism Spectrum Disorder as proposed would be harmful to those who need it most. It would only benefit abusive school districts and insurance companies bent on finding ways to refuse services and benefits to children, teens, and adults in need of those services. They already try to find and create whatever loopholes they can to refuse treatments and services.
The proposed changes in diagnostic criteria won’t actually reduce the statistics of the so-called Autism epidemic. It would be a cosmetic change at the most. But the problem would still be there, and it will mean making it more difficult for families in need of help.
Thanks for taking the time to read this. The article is much more eloquent than I am.