'Is it your contention that people once diagnosed with autism
can lose the diagnosis of autism?' That's exactly the kind of conversation
Dr. Catherine 'Cathy' Lord, Ph.D. and I had on the DSM5 (Diagnostic and
Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) coming out in May 2013.
Dr. Lord, Director of the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain at
New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell and Columbia is renowned for her work in
longitudinal studies of social and communicative development in Autism Spectrum
Disorders (ASD). She helped develop standardized instruments for ASD,
now considered the gold standard for research diagnoses all over the world.
In a time when there is a lot of talk and apprehension on what will happen once
the new manual is used to diagnose autism, I think this is a very important