People with autism must have:
- Persistent problems with social communication and interaction across multiple settings. These include problems with social-emotional reciprocity, nonverbal communication used for social interaction, and developing, maintaining, and understanding relationships
- Restricted, repetitive patterns of behaviors,interests, or activities. These include: stereotyped or repetitive motor movements or use of objects, insistence on sameness, highly restricted, fixated interests, and hyper- or hypo-reactivity to sensory input.
Autism symptoms must be present in the early developmental period of life, but may not become clear until later when social demands increase. Autism symptoms must cause major impairments in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning.DSM-5, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Diagnostic Criteria. Although the Lanterman Act uses the term “autism,” and the DSM-5 uses the term “Autism Spectrum Disorder,” administrative law judges … Continue reading The severity of autism varies from person to person. For more information on autism, click here
|↑1||DSM-5, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Diagnostic Criteria. Although the Lanterman Act uses the term “autism,” and the DSM-5 uses the term “Autism Spectrum Disorder,” administrative law judges from the Office of Administrative Hearings, who resolve disputes over whether someone has a developmental disability, have established that a person diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder should be considered someone with autism pursuant to the Lanterman Act. Claimant v. South Central Los Angeles Regional Center, OAH Case No. 2020100386; Claimant v. Westside Regional Center, OAH Case No. 2020040133.|