Asperger's Officially Placed Inside Autism Spectrum

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by CrazyinVA, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. CrazyinVA

    CrazyinVA Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I was surprised not to see this here yet so wanted to share it (or did I miss it?). It seems like significant enough news to warrant a posting here vs. the News thread, but please move if necessary. I've now head three stories on NPR about it, here is an excerpt from the first:

    Full story here:

    A couple of related stories:

    People With Asperger's Assess Their Place On The Autism Spectrum

    Removal Of Asperger's To Change Special Education Access
  2. LittleDudesMom

    LittleDudesMom Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Thanks for posting this Crazy. I found the last link, "Removal of Aspergers to Change Special Education Access" particularly first I thought, "this would be a good thing" in relation to qualifying for services since Autism is more recognized with schools in regards to services. But the article brings up some good points on the other side. I guess we'll have to wait and see.

    Thanks again for posting this.

  3. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    I thought they were running an online survey b4 it was published. What happened to it?