I apologise, it was very careless of me not to fully think through your previous response. Where conditions are well known to be predictably hereditary then of course serious discussion and perhaps counselling is a responsible course of action. The specific difference with autism is two-fold; firstly condition is more accurately a heterogeneous range of symptoms or behaviours rather than a point mutation and secondly the term (autism, ASD) is [...]


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Please take a look at this petition: DSM-5 Committee: Don’t Reduce the Criteria for an Autism Spectrum Condition in the DSM-5 Tweet


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