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What's frustrating to me about these conversations is the focus on the way it USED to be--the whole idea behind the change that the psychology community is proposing is to reflect the way it is NOW. Please remind listener's that it is Autism SPECTRUM Disorder. It is unfair to continue to categorize an autistic individual as one who doesn't speak, has no social skills, etc. Yes, that was likely the view 20 years ago, but it is not today's reality. The increase in ASD diagnoses is on the rise and there needs to be a more accurate reflection of the variances that individuals exhibit on the spectrum, including Asperber's--which, by the way, also has variance in how people function.
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