Depathologizing Asperger’s / autism ~ the diagnostic criteria edition

What if we removed Part D (the requirement for significant impairments in areas of functioning) from the diagnostic criteria?

File under: Say What?? ~ Autism spectrum diagnosis is considered a “fluid and variable” status

Could you really qualify for the autism spectrum at one point, and then not qualify later?

How to get an Asperger’s / autism diagnosis in the US without potential “issues”…

Some of you may be thinking, “cognitive dissonance much?  A month ago you were warning us not to get a … More

Hate Mail… (but are they even actually autistic)?

One doesn’t have to have been blogging for very long, nor does one even have to have hit the Blogger … More

Sifting through the US CDC’s official diagnostic criteria for autism ~ Part D: Symptoms cause significant impairment in multiple areas of functioning

This is likely the final (planned) post in my series of posts about how the official US’s CDC criteria for … More

Sifting through the US CDC’s official diagnostic criteria for autism ~ Part C: (yeah…about that ‘masking’ thing…)

This post is the fifth post in a multi-post series in which I’ve interpreted the United States’ official CDC criteria … More

Sifting through the US CDC’s official diagnostic criteria for autism ~ Part C: Symptoms…in early development

Today, I’ll continue with my series of posts on how the US CDC criteria appear to apply to someone in … More

Sifting through the US CDC’s official diagnostic criteria for autism ~ Part B (2-4): restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior

This is the third post (although it could be considered the second half of the second post) in a multi-post … More