DSM-5 Redefinition in New York on FOX News

Lisa Rudley, EBCALA board member, on FOX News NY discussing New York’s state proposed legislation to preserve the current DSM-IV’s definition of autism. However, the federal government’s definition of autism via the DSM-5 could potentially supersede states’ definition of autism.

Autism advocates are highly concerned that the redefinition may exclude between 37-55% of children currently diagnosed with autism, which could deprive them of needed services through state agencies and private insurance.