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StateImpact Indiana: Autism

by Kyle Stokes

February 23, 2012

A decades-long process of revising the official definition of autism is drawing to a close, and the changes that revision might bring have many people who are living with the diagnosis concerned.  Some experts say the changes will clarify the murky definition for the developmental disorder.  But as StateImpact Indiana’s Kyle Stokes reports, others worry the changes could take away a label that’s often key in getting help for autistic students in Indiana schools.