Regarding DSM5 changes please read this action alert from NAA New York Metro. Seems our kids can just spontaneously "get better." So relax you uptight Moms and Dads. Isn't that nifty? Let's talk about spontaneous.
This is a spontaneous kiss.
This is spontaneous combustion.
This is a spontaneous (and slightly annoying) song.
This is "spontaneous" autism recovery. From a severely affected child to a boy who can perform. It took years of hard work, therapy, biomedical interventions.
Asking parents to trust your decisions, after decades of no answers, no ability to count or even confirm an epidemic, no cause, no treatments outside of drugs that cause weight gain to the point of obesity and side effects we would not impinge upon our pets would require one of these:
Regarding your changes to autism in the DSM? For the sake of our loved ones who need services and for whom services are tied to diagnosis - like EVERY disease/diagnosis in the country based on our miserable insurance providers and even our school systems. You can't touch this.