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Toward a New Definition of Autism - Changes to the DSM

Format Seminar/Presentation
Presenters Dr Giacomo Vivanti, Assoc Professor Cheryl Dissanayake, Professor Nicole Rinehart, Dr Janine Manjiviona
Description The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM -5), to be published in 2013, is introducing significant changes to current diagnostic definitions of Autism and related conditions. In particular, with the introduction of the new diagnostic criteria, some of the diagnostic concepts that have influenced clinical practice, research studies, and cultural perceptions of Autism will no longer be used; most notably the concepts of 'Asperger's Disorder', 'Pervasive Developmental Disorders' and the 'triad of symptoms'.

The Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre (OTARC) is holding a free public forum to discuss these changes. The forum is open to all interested people, including professionals and families.

The forum will be introduced and moderated by Associate Professor Cheryl Dissanayake, Director of OTARC. The program will include:

A 30 minute talk by Dr Giacomo Vivanti from OTARC outlining the changes.
Responses from a panel including Professor Nicole Rinehart from the Clinical Psychology Centre at Monash University, Dr Janine Manjiviona, Clinical Psychologist in private practice with extensive experience in the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Lisbeth Wilks, parent and a member of the OTARC team,OTARC researchers.
Questions from the floor.
Location VIC Metro, Australia
Venue La Trobe University
Western Lecture Theatre 2, Bundoora 3086

Please contact the event organiser to confirm if this venue is wheelchair accessible
Start/End Date 24 Oct 2012
Time 5.30pm
Cost 0
Organiser Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre
Contact Name Lisbeth Wilks
Telephone 03 9479 2497