There has been some concern as to whether the revision will effect services received by those on the autism spectrum. Services that are necesarry for daily function and peace of mind. While only time will tell, the revision website states that "no information about treatment is included in DSM. While determining an accurate diagnosis is the first step for the clinician in defining s treatment plan for a patient, DSM contains no recommendations on what that course of treatment should be." (DSM website)
Since individuals on the spectrum are so different from one another, treatment is varied depending on individual needs. While there are many concerns based on the information on this website, those on the spectrum will continue to receive present services ASD related needs. Of course, only time will tell as these changes go into effect next week.
For more information about DSM-5, click here: http://www.dsm5.org/Pages/Default.aspx