What is autism? A panel of the American Psychiatric Association is considering a redefinition of the disorder, causing debate and worry for parents and advocates. What would a redefinition mean for the thousands of patients and families in Utah, where one in 49 8-year-old boys have been diagnosed with autism?
- Dr. Bill McMahon, Chair of the Dept. of Psychiatry, University of Utah
- Dr. Pete Nicholas, Director, Valley Mental Health’s Carmen B. Pingree Center for Children with Autism
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- Dr. Laurence Meyer, Associate Chief of Staff for Research, Salt Lake City Veterans’ Administration Health System
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