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Autism Spectrum Disorder - FPN

Friday's Progress Notes - June 2013
Mental Health Information - Vol. 17 Issue 5
Published by athealth.com - http://www.athealth.com

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1. AUTISM LIVE
Autism Diagnosis Criteria in the DSM-V
Dr. Doreen Granpeesheh breaks down the autism diagnosis criteria in the new DSM-V.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILiX9gGd0Ik

2. AMERICAN PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION
Autism Spectrum Disorder in the DSM-V
One of the most important changes in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) is to autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
http://www.dsm5.org/Documents/Autism%20Spectrum%20Disorder%20Fact%20Sheet.pdf

3. MEDSCAPE
An Assessment Tool for the 'New' Autism
David Grodberg, MD, discusses the Autism Mental Status Exam. (Complimentary registration required.)
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/805223

4. AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN
Primary Care for Children with Autism
Autism is a lifelong condition, but early recognition, diagnosis, and treatment can improve the prognosis.
http://www.aafp.org/afp/2010/0215/p453.html

5. AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS
Sound Advice on Autism
The AAP offers an interview with Dr. Harvey Karp, a pediatrician and child development specialist. He is an assistant professor of pediatrics at the UCLA School of Medicine
http://www2.aap.org/immunization/multimedia/soundadvice/hkarp_transcript.pdf

6. PSYCHIATRY MMC
Behavioral Therapy with an Individual with Asperger's Disorder
Improving emotional identification and coping in individuals with ASDs can help to improve social deficits.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2945855/

7. VIRTUAL MENTOR
Can Parents of a Child with Autism Refuse Treatment for Him?
Young children are generally presumed to have autonomy that is incomplete due to age and cognitive development.
http://virtualmentor.ama-assn.org/2010/11/ccas1-1011.html

8. NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS
Autism Spectrum Disorders: Intervention Options for Parents and Educators
Collaborative and positive relationships between parents and teachers are essential.
http://www.nasponline.org/publications/cq/pdf/V38N5_AutismSpectrumDisorders.pdf