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When are the new autism criteria coming out? Do autistic kids have to be re-diagnosed?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree
In brief: May 2013
The new DSM5 came out in May 2013 .
No your child does not have to be re diagnosed. Continue with his therapies, pediatrician and or developmental pediatrician's visits and or psychologist/psychiatrist care.

In brief: May 2013
The new DSM5 came out in May 2013 .
No your child does not have to be re diagnosed. Continue with his therapies, pediatrician and or developmental pediatrician's visits and or psychologist/psychiatrist care.
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Dr. Natalie Hodge
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Agree, however,insurance companies, schools, SSI & other funding & service agencies now accept Autistic Spectrum Disorder Level 1, 2 or 3, depending on functional severity & needed level of support. PDD-NOS is no longer used. Those with previous diagnoses of Asperger Syndrome can continue to use the term, but many agencies now use ASD 1 instead. This may vary by region till Coding changes in 2015.
Dr. Eric Weisman
I was at the ANPA meeting when the "simplification" of ASD classifications was debated. I stand with those who wish to keep things as they were. I think things will change in 2015.
Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
The reviews were by the psychiatric association for implementation in 2013 as part of dsm5-- this will narrow the criteria, currently one in 110 as pdd, or autistic spectrum --resulting in over one million patients by restricting criteria may will lose there benefit.

In brief: Yes
The reviews were by the psychiatric association for implementation in 2013 as part of dsm5-- this will narrow the criteria, currently one in 110 as pdd, or autistic spectrum --resulting in over one million patients by restricting criteria may will lose there benefit.
Dr. Gamal Boutros
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
2 doctors agree
In brief: DSM-V criteria of
Autistic disorder came from in-depth research on diagnosis variability + barriers to funding & services from schools/ other agencies for asperger syndrome or pdd-nos diagnoses.
Because underlying neurodevelopmental deficits are the same in all spectrum disorders, all need the same level of care. "social communication disorder" is used for young kids who usually don't have stereotypies.

In brief: DSM-V criteria of
Autistic disorder came from in-depth research on diagnosis variability + barriers to funding & services from schools/ other agencies for asperger syndrome or pdd-nos diagnoses.
Because underlying neurodevelopmental deficits are the same in all spectrum disorders, all need the same level of care. "social communication disorder" is used for young kids who usually don't have stereotypies.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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