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2012-04-11 10:33:53

Getting an autism diagnosis could be more difficult in 2013 when a revised diagnostic definition goes into effect. The proposed changes may affect the proportion of individuals who qualify for a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, according to a study by Yale Child Study Center researchers published in the April issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. The proposed changes to the diagnostic definition will be published in the fifth edition of...

2004-11-29 00:00:10

Though Asperger's Syndrome was discovered by German doctor Hans Asperger in 1944, it wasn't until 50 years later that it was added to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Disorders and only in the past few years has it been recognized by professionals and parents. Currently, there is some debate as to whether Asperger is related to autism or is a nonverbal learning disability. Many parents find this debate frustrating and confusing. Consequently, if your child, or the child of someone...


Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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