Doctor: Why we’re making changes to autism diagnosis –

Part of the anxiety over the new DSM-V definition is the way it may affect the ability of families to get services. The way our health system currently works,  diagnosis restricts or expands the type and frequency of services offered. Autism is a very expensive disorder to treat, and it has significant impact upon the finances of the family. This is one reason why I personally support health care reform, so that every child has equal access to treatment.