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Archive for December, 2012

Asperger’s Dropped From Revised Diagnosis Manual (NPR)

By Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting

The American Psychiatric Association voted this weekend to remove the diagnosis of Asperger’s syndrome from the so-called bible of psychiatry, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Psychiatric Disorders. People with Asperger’s will now more likely be diagnosed as having autism spectrum disorder. The APA says the change will lead to more accurate diagnoses for people with

The IEP Meeting Is Not A Fight

By Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting

There is no doubt about it that parents are the best child’s advocates. The IEP (Individualized Education Program) team also has for mission to help the child get the best learning opportunities. The team can see the bigger picture, while the parents are focused on one single idea. The team is bound by a limited