DSM-5 and Autism: What is the impact of the changed criteria?

Beginning months before the DSM-5 was released, the autism community was concerned about what impact the changing diagnostic criteria would have on diagnosis and services. With the removal of the diagnoses of Asperger’s disorder and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS), many feared that individuals might no longer be qualified to receive supportive services ...
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A Letter from the Chief of the Autism Program

The holidays are a time of celebration, love, laughter, and, for most of our families, stress: the stress of travel, of decorating our homes, of gift giving and receiving, of not having our typical schedules, and, sometimes most of all, parties. The children and families of The Autism Program of Illinois (TAP) may experience even more holiday stress and anxiety as they face disruptions in their daily routines that may cause challenges, other families may not understand. I invite you to explore the great resources we have included in this issue of TAPPED In, to help with holidays. The holidays
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Project SEARCH Collaborates for Autism at Northwestern

Have Dreams and the Smithsonian Institution have been selected as pilot sites to launch Project SEARCH Collaborates for Autism (PSCA)! Have Dreams is partnering with Northwestern University, New York Collaborates for Autism (NYCA), Evanston Township High School, New Trier High School, Glenbrook High Schools, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Clearbrook, and the Illinois ...
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