Proposed Changes in the Definition of Autism?

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Proposed Changes in the Definition of Autism?
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Fri, 01-20-2012 - 7:26pm

Have you heard about the proposed changes in the definition of autism?

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Mon, 01-30-2012 - 10:19am
Make sure to remind the director that this is just proposed, nothing has changed yet. It also doesn't mean that your child won't still be classified on the spectrum. Very sad that he made a statement like that, might be worth saying something to the superintendent :(

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Mon, 01-30-2012 - 11:10am

That is crazy!

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Mon, 01-30-2012 - 2:04pm

I totally agree. That's not her call to make!

Until someone says that our old dx's do not work, they need to take what we have and keep going. Also, services are supposed to be behavior/need-driven. If the child's behaviors haven't changed, I don't know why services would other than schools trying to save a buck...which to me is why this whole thing was done. This "nip it in the bud" approach basically is semantics; our kids will still exist, they just don't want to have to deal with them on the same level or have anyone other than parents be financially responsible for any type of help. SO exasperating.

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