Canadian advocates criticize proposal to eliminate Asperger's diagnosis

Canadian advocates and parents of children with Asperger's syndrome disagree with a proposal to eliminate the disorder from a diagnostic manual, saying it will likely cause confusion instead. Those revising the manual say Asperger's would be wrapped into a broad category of autism spectrum disorder to provide clarity. But advocates and parents say Asperger's is unique and includes a number of characteristics that differentiate it from autism.

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