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People currently diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders, from the mildest "Aspergers Syndrome" to the most intensive levels of classic autism, are diagnosed because they have difficulty of some kind or another managing life in a socially structured world.
The question I have for the people developing these narrowed criteria for the autism label is....
The people they exclude from the label, who originally would have received the diagnosis, are still going to have disabling levels of difficulty in their lives. So, how are you planning to label these issues, and how are you planning to recommend supports for people struggling with social interaction and navigating complex stimuli?
Or, is this just a money-saving device by insurance companies and government funding sources for special education?