Linked in the title of this post is an article about a young boy affected by Autism and his family, who may be facing major changes, as the story says:
The Diagnostic Statistics Manual, the guideline psychiatrists use to diagnose different types of disorders, will release its fifth edition May 2013, with its first set of revisions in 17 years. While the changes are not yet definitive, the proposed new definition of autism will be more rigorous than the current one. Many families with families members who are autistic are worried that, due to the strong wording of the definition, their loved ones will lose the diagnosis, and with it, all state-, school-, and insurance- provided therapies.
Yesterday I received the privilege of designing the print version of this photo essay which ran in The Daily Texan. This story is very relevant and meaningful, and I am glad I got to be a part of the effort to share this little boy’s story.