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    How do you feel about the removal of the Aspergers diagnosis from the DSM 5?

    I thought that I would start things out y touching on something that I know is a hot topic at the moment, especially as we approach the month of May.

    How do feel about the removal of the Aspergers diagnosis from the DSM 5?

    Do you think that you or your child will be affected by this change? Have you talked to your doctor about this?
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    I originally just posted on the Facebook link but will repost at Rob's request :)

    My point was that I think the consolidation of diagnoses is a good thing. I feel that some people have the attitude of " it's just Aspergers " and therefore don't recognise or support the child's difficulties as much. A child with Aspergers can be just as autistic ( or more so ) than a child with classic autism, they just don't have a speech and language delay

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    Quote Originally Posted by asdot View Post
    I originally just posted on the Facebook link but will repost at Rob's request :)

    My point was that I think the consolidation of diagnoses is a good thing. I feel that some people have the attitude of " it's just Aspergers " and therefore don't recognise or support the child's difficulties as much. A child with Aspergers can be just as autistic ( or more so ) than a child with classic autism, they just don't have a speech and language delay

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    Well said. I think that makes a lot of sense. :-)

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    Hi I'm very late into the conversation but I have one of each and indeed in some aspects the Aspie has more autism than the non-verbal one!

    I'm still on the fence though, with the single entry in the current DSM. Mixed feelings.

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    what exactly does this mean?

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    It's confusing. My 10 yr old daughter was just diagnosed as being on the spectrum. The doctor told me they don't say "Asperger's" anymore but to get more information about my child he suggested I look into books about Asperger Girls. The category still exists - Barnes and Noble has a wall of books about it!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julietdl View Post
    It's confusing. My 10 yr old daughter was just diagnosed as being on the spectrum. The doctor told me they don't say "Asperger's" anymore but to get more information about my child he suggested I look into books about Asperger Girls. The category still exists - Barnes and Noble has a wall of books about it!!
    It really is confusing.. I still hear doctors refer to Aspergers all the time....

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