Fixing the DSM-5 Autism Criteria

From the perspective of a person with Level 1 Autism

Rachel Anne Helms
8 min readAug 15, 2023

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As a person with Level 1 Autism, reading what the DSM-5 and the National Institute of Health say about Autism can be quite infuriating.

It is clearly written from the perspective of someone who neither understands nor empathizes with the Autistic perspective, and it’s largely based on the ways…

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Rachel Anne Helms

ADHD, Autism, & cPTSD. Lifelong learner and sharer of acquired knowledge and wisdom. Join The Neurodivergent Network Community -> https://bit.ly/j0in