Admittedly, I have been out of touch for most of the day but I know that the new #Autism statistics have been released. The numbers are pretty scary if you ask me.
However, I just have to ask, what’s the point?
I mean, as soon as the new DSM is released and the new criteria takes affect, those numbers will no longer be accurate. Does that make sense?
Are they looking to sorta cook the books, so to speak? In other words, if a large segment of the autistic community is going to quite possibly be removed by the autism diagnostic criteria, won’t that affect the statistics?
Instead of 1/88, what will it be?
I just don’t understand the point of putting out the statistics now, if they’re doing to be undiagnosing a whole lot of people in the near future.
**Thanks for reading**
-Lost and Tired
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Posted from WordPress for Android so please forgive any typos as auto-correct and I don’t see eye to eye. 🙂