Not all “autism” is really autism

New research from UC Davis’ MIND Institute, published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders and cited in EurekAlert, has noted that not all those classified as autistic actually meet all the diagnostic criteria. The message seems to be to work with the child’s functional skills and not worry about the label – good advice!


1 Response to “Not all “autism” is really autism”

  1. 1 Joseph S September 18, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    But what if we are as clueless about working with the students’ functional levels as we are about labelling the student or levels, etc … ?

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