WS027: Autism and the DSM-5: Implications for Identification and Intervention

Thursday, February 20, 2014 12:30 PM–3:30 PM


ASD is a condition defined on the basis of outwardly visible behavior. This workshop will use lecture, case vignettes, and citations to the published literature to help participants explore the evolving definition of ASD in the DSM and the impact of those changes on the apparent prevalence of ASD (the so-called autism explosion). It also will present alternative ways of conceptualizing ASD that transcend the limitations of the DSM.


James Coplan, MD, Neurodevelopmental Pediatrics of Main Line, PC, Rosemont, PA