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'Re-thinking Autism' - A panel discussion on the DSM 5 changes - Insitute of Education

(9 Posts)
StarlightMcKenzie Tue 09-Oct-12 14:02:12

click here to listen

inappropriatelyemployed Tue 09-Oct-12 14:49:01

How was it Star?

StarlightMcKenzie Tue 09-Oct-12 14:54:34

It was interesting. More of an 'information giving' than discussion really, and not an awful lot of concrete stuff yet.

The DSM changes seem to be more about pinpointing the aspects of ASD that affect the person to give more of an illustration in terms of their abilities and defecit areas.

I think this is what every new diagnosee would want I imagine, and the information I was desperate for in the early days, however having entered the system of support I see the benefit of having a dx that could mean anything.

Also, I am concerned as to how much information given in the specifiers becomes self-fulfilling. There seems to have been no account taken of the extreme variability of interventions on prognosis and the potential for difficulties to change on their severity rating.

StarlightMcKenzie Tue 09-Oct-12 20:39:58

And I didn't poke anyone in the eye!

Dev9aug Tue 09-Oct-12 21:05:13

Certainly turned enough heads though...grin I am still chucking at the sight of the panel members faces when they realised what you were doing in the hall..

Dev9aug Tue 09-Oct-12 21:11:11

Chuckling, not chucking.

Handywoman Tue 09-Oct-12 22:25:16

thanks for posting this... am listening xxx

amistillsexy Tue 09-Oct-12 22:31:19

Erm...*Star*, What were you doing in the hall?

I'm imagining all sorts! grin

StarlightMcKenzie Wed 10-Oct-12 08:24:17

OMG, I wasn't doing anything bad........shock

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