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Bright Not Broken - Layman's Guide to The DSMV Part 1

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Join Rebecca Banks and Diane Kennedy as they discuss how the upcoming changes to the DSM will dramatically affect Twice Exceptional Children and Teens with Autism and ADHD.


Somewhere in your journey with your own child, you have no doubt encountered the DSM and it awesome power to dictate the diagnoses, medications, therapies, and educational services your child receives.  Parents of twice-exceptional children are in a highly vulnerable position, balancing extraordinary concern for their children with the necessity of placing their trust in the DSM and the professionals who use it.

 But how much do parents really understand this powerful system? Join us for the first in a two-part series on the DSM—the system that impacts every professional and parent caring for a twice-exceptional child.

Part 1 offers a “layman’s guide” to the DSM system. In this show, we offer an easy to understand overview of the evolution, design, and criteria for the DSM system, setting the stage to examine the controversies and challenges this system poses for professionals and parents.