Date Presented 4/18/2015
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed.; DSM–5) made changes to the diagnosis criteria of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). An increase in diagnosis disparity is expected. A search revealed a projected significant decrease in the rates of the autism diagnosis for underserved minority groups. Occupational therapists (OTs) must become advocates for those underserved populations.
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