Autism Diagnosis

Autism Diagnosis

One question I’m most frequently asked is, “Why are there so many more

kids diagnosed with autism now than there were when we were growing up?”

I’ve long held to the belief that the reason for this is because we are

more  knowledgeable, educated, and informed about the disorder, thus, the

rise in the number of diagnoses.  The following article further explores that idea,

as well as outlines how the recent changes in diagnostic criteria in the

DSM-V may impact the prevalence of children with the disorder.


Lauren H. Murchison, Ed.S., LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Breakwater Associates

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