A move to include Aspergers within the definition of autism has raised concerns of families, physicians, educators and insurance companies. The latest on our understanding of Aspergers syndrome.

Guests

  • Dr. Edwin Cook an autism researcher at the University of Illinois Chicago and member of the American Psychiatric Association's work group proposing the changes to their diagnostic manual.
  • Gardiner Harris science reporter for "The New York Times"
  • Dr. Fred Volkmar director of the Yale University Child Study Center, Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Psychology at Yale University School of Medicine and an international authority on autism spectrum disorders. He's the co-author of A Practical Guide to Autism.

Related Links

Topics + Tags

Comments

comments powered by Disqus
Most Recent Shows

Catherine Price: “Vitamania”

Thursday, Feb 26 2015Tens of millions of Americans take nutritional supplements. New studies allege some pills do not contain what is on the label. Other research indicates consumers may be ingesting too many vitamins. New concerns about dietary supplements.

New Research On Preventing Peanut Allergies

Wednesday, Feb 25 2015The number of children allergic to peanuts has skyrocketed. A new study suggests doctors have been giving the wrong advice about peanuts for years. A discussion of what the latest research says about preventing the sometimes life-threatening allergy.