Maintain the current definition of Autism
  • Petitioned American Psychiatric Association

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American Psychiatric Association

Maintain the current definition of Autism

    1. Petition by

      The Aspie Side of Life

Under the proposed changes many will lose necessary services. The argument for doing this is that there are not systems in place to support the increased need of people that meet the current diagnosis. The individuals that will no longer qualify for services will still need the services but will not qualify to recieve them.  Due to the lack of services this will prevent them from living up to their full potential.  Please sign this position to show that you do not agree with these changes.

Read more here on my blog.  Here is more information from GRASP


Recent signatures


    1. Reached 1,000 signatures
    2. GRASP petition

      Thank you so much for signing this very important petition! I have one more favor to ask of you. GRASP, The Global and Regional Asperger Syndrome Partnership, Inc., has started an official petition and we really need to support this petition as it comes from an official organization.

      Please sign their petition to help this very important cause.
      Thank you!

    3. Reached 750 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Tonysha Darden FLAT ROCK MI, MI
      • over 2 years ago

      Aspergers should stay a stand alone dx. There are huge differences between classic autism, and to combine them all would do nothing but confuse everyone, and leave other between the cracks. This was all based on money in the end.

    • Kim Richardson DUBLIN, OH
      • over 2 years ago

      I have a beautiful neice who is talented in drawing and is smart beyond belief. The services she is able to receive through her school will help her be more successful in the brutal world that we call society.

    • Patricia Johnson WIGAN, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      my son has aspergers, it took many years to get his diagnosis and get the help he needed, the delay cost him his education and has left him anxious and prone to panic attacks among other personal things eliminate the existence of aspergers as a condition is totally unacceptable and will cause so much hardship and pain. also seeing as England copy everything America do it wont be long before it happens here too if this ridiculous decision is upheld !!!!!!!

      • over 2 years ago

      I'm an Aspie, always have been, always will be!

    • Mitzi Scott-Canigon CAYMAN BRAC, CAYMAN ISLANDS
      • over 2 years ago

      My son has Aspergers and I wouldn't want that he would lose what little services that he does get.


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