Autism spectrum disorder can be diagnosed in people of all ages, not just children. When it comes to identifying students at risk, educators are on the frontlines. Don’t let kids with subtle signs slip through the cracks.
The DSM-5 or Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (Fifth Edition) is a manual published by the American Psychiatric Association which standardizes psychiatric diagnostic categories and criteria. Dr. Barry addressed changes from the DSM-IV, its limitations, and Social-Communication Disorder as it relates to ASD.