As chair of the — which was charged with rewriting the DSM’s autism diagnostic criteria — Swedo came under fire from parents, advocacy groups and even a misguided state legislator in New York, who proposed banning the DSM-5 from the entire state.
“The thing that hurt like hell is that newspapers were accusing us of trying to hurt kids by denying them services,” Swedo said Friday at the International Meeting for Autism Research in Toronto. “We never expected to make headlines with the DSM-5. It’s actually kind of boring.”
New report finds DSM-5 criteria unlikely to exclude many — SFARI