Friday, January 6, 2012

Welcome to 2012


Welcome to 2012, the year the Mayans thought it was all going to end. I'm not actually a big believer myself and I'm pretty certain that I'll be writing a similar new year post next year.

2012 is set to be a momentous year for the autism community. The revised DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) will be finalized (though it's not due out until May 2013) and will bring with it some quite controversial changes which will no doubt throw some members of the autism community into "damage control mode".

If the writers have their way, Aspergers will become an obselete term and the name of this blog will no longer have any meaning. You'll notice that I'm not rushing to change it.

This year, we'll be finishing off a few articles which have a part one but no part two. The "best of the best" series will hopefully be back and we'll have some more reviews including one for the best asperger relationship book I've ever read.

We'll also be reviewing some films and hopefully looking at some android apps which will enable you to affordably get the same sort of autism assistance experience that you get on an iPad at a fraction of the cost.

All in all, it's going to be another great year and I hope you'll come along for the ride.

5 comments:

Me said...

I find the DSMV proposal to remove Aspergers as a separate diagnosis an interesting quandry.

John Elder Robison said...

Gavin, I think it's very unlikely that the term Asperger's will become obsolete for some time to come, if ever.

Me said...

Perhaps you would be interested in my recent ramblings on the subject?
http://sharon-theawfultruth.blogspot.com/2011/12/aspergers-versus-dsm-v.html

The Blue Orchid said...

Along for the ride. Thanks for keeping us updated and for your insights.

RickR said...

Hi its amazing people are bringing awareness to aspergers. I recently came across a new independent film called White Frog. It's not out yet but the trailer is youtube. Just type in "White Frog Movie Trailer 2" on youtube. Or click this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbaIf83GcOw