What is the New Criteria to Diagnose Autism?

Introduction The diagnosis of Autism has changed with the publication of the mental health manual DSM V (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual 5th edition). This new edition is the book used by all mental health professionals for the purposes of identification and diagnosis of different disorders. Autism has gone through some major changes as of this new edition and the new criteria is listed below. NASET's Parent Teacher Conference Handout is for parents who may not be aware of the new criteria.