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School Related Issues: Guest apearance on 96.5 FM’s “Talking Life”

On Sunday 14th February I took part in a discussion on School related issues from preschool to Secondary school as a guest on Peter Jan965_logoetzki’s terrific “Talking Life” radio program on which I have been a regular guest over its nine year history. It was a great discussion with some interesting content and phone calls.

 

Peter Janetzki

Peter Janetzki

 

A podcast of the entire show and recent shows can be found here or by clicking on the 96.5 logo.You can listen to the podcast from your browser or with iTunes, The show streams live every Sunday night from from 8-10pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (GMT+10) and you can listen by going to the 96.5 website @ 96five.com and clicking on the home page media player.

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February 26, 2010 Posted by | Adolescence, anxiety, Aspergers, Aspergers Syndrome, Autism, Bullying, Child Behavior, depression, Education, Girls, Internet, Parenting, Resilience, Resources, self harm, stress | | Leave a comment

Asperger’s, PDD-NOS may no longer receive separate diagnoses in DSM-V

Recently, the American Psychiatric Association released some preliminary draft changes to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) that may affect those diagnosed on the autism spectrum. There are several significant changes proposed that are now posted for public view, including: Asperger’s Syndrome and Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS) would both be subsumed into the Autistic Disorder category, meaning that they would no longer be considered a separate diagnosis from autism, and the inclusion of potential co-morbidities with ADHD and other medical conditions.

The Autism Society is currently investigating the implications this change could have for the service and support systems currently in place for those with autism spectrum disorders. We will also be holding a town hall meeting at the Autism Society’s National Conference on Autism Spectrum Disorders in Dallas July 710, 2010 (learn more about the conference or register at www.autism-society.org/conference). You can also give your feedback on the changes at the Web site www.DSM5.org – look for the diagnoses on the autism spectrum under “Disorders Usually First Diagnosed in Infancy, Childhood, or Adolescence.”

These changes are not yet official – they are proposed for the update to the manual, which is expected to be published in May 2013. Whatever changes do go into effect surrounding autism spectrum disorders, the Autism Society will continue to work as we have always done to improve the lives of people across the entire spectrum of autism.

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Source: autism-society.org

February 26, 2010 Posted by | Aspergers, Aspergers Syndrome, Autism, Child Behavior, diagnosis, Education, Resources | , , , , , | 1 Comment