The American Psychological Association has examined the large body of research behind all the disorders that landed on the new Autism Spectrum published by the Other APA (Psychiatric) in the DSM-V diagnostic manual effective May 2013.
Public input was taken into account by the psychiatric professionals. The stricter criteria may cut tome people out of a diagnosis, but some experts see it the other way. Regardless, some private citizens may be unhappy with the findings. On the other hand, some treatments work amazingly well in very early childhood. It is hoped that symptoms can be eliminated by age 5.