NPR examines the DSM-5's new autism criteria and suggests that most children will not lose diagnoses or services. Some quick points:
- A government study found that 81% of 8-year-olds who qualified for ASD diagnoses from the DSM-IV-TR criteria would still qualify under DSM-5 criteria. - A separate study found that most newly-unqualified children would fall under the new Social Communication Disorder category. - Several experts feel that the DSM-5 changes will be most impactful to researchers studying brain patterns, and that practical clinicians will be unlikely to "remove" diagnose in their everyday work.