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Amber Dance

Amber Dance is an award-winning freelance science writer based in Southern California. She contributes to publications including PNAS Front MatterThe Scientist, and Nature.

March 2018
mother and daughter sitting across a doctor

Levels of autism severity in diagnostic manual track with intelligence

by  /  26 March 2018

A rating of high severity of autism from the DSM-5, the latest version of the “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders,” tracks with low intelligence scores.