Question: Is it OK to change your Aspie name?

Does Aspergers have a new name?

Today, Aspergers syndrome is technically no longer a diagnosis on its own. It is now part of a broader category called autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Why did they change the name of Aspergers?

But members of the American Psychiatric Associations Neurodevelopment Disorders Workgroup, the group spearheading the change, said removing the term Aspergers from its manual and instead refering to it as an autism spectrum disorder will help focus the diagnosis on an individuals special skills and needs at that

What is the correct name for Aspergers?

Asperger syndrome, or Aspergers, is a previously used diagnosis on the autism spectrum. In 2013, it became part of one umbrella diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5 (DSM-5).

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