The DSM-5 acknowledges how gender shapes autism more than any previous diagnostic manual has, but it’s time to fold in a few new findings.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Giving the autism community a voice in research means engaging in meaningful dialogue, not just making token gestures.
A new study shows that women with autism are continually misunderstood, work to camouflage their true selves and face a high risk of sexual abuse.
The newest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders overtly acknowledges that females with autism may have features that differ from those of males with the disorder, says William Mandy.
We are on the verge of a seismic shift in the definition of autism spectrum disorders, says David Skuse. Under proposed guidelines for autism diagnosis, the canard that most people with the disorder cannot speak, or have such disordered language that they cannot sustain a conversation, has been abandoned.