Meeting Update

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We have a support group for moms in the Tulsa area!

Our group meets the first Thursday of every month from 7-9p.
We welcome all moms who are parenting children who have Asperger's Syndrome.
For locations and last minute updates about meetings, check here or (even better) check our Facebook page.
We are currently meeting in the back room at Mazzio's on 51st & Sheridan in Tulsa.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Can Asperger's And Autism Really Be One Diagnosis?

While I fully agree that Asperger's Syndrome is on the autism spectrum, I've enjoyed the liberty of being able to use the term "Asperger's" to describe my son's disability in a better way.  You too?

None of us want to think that our child's label fully describes our child.  They are so much more than their label.  But if we are going to have a label, do you think "autism spectrum" is enough to fill your need?


I have been hearing of the updates to the DSM-5 for quite some time.  What I've heard is this: they plan to take the Asperger's label out of the picture and focus on autism as a spectrum.  The diagnosis would just be autism.

If you are looking for more information, I will get you started.
Move to Merge Asperger's, Autism
Asperger's Versus Autism
Wikipedia


What are your thoughts on this?


Do you feel the DSM-5 changes will harm your child and lower expectations of others?


Or do you feel this will have no significant impact for your family?