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Ari Ne'eman and the Opposition to CDC's Proposed Additions for a Wandering Behavior Diagnostic Code

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has proposed the addition of a new diagnostic code to the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision for wandering behavior.A variety of disability advocacy and professional organizations including the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, The Arc, TASH, National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services, National Disability Rights Network, are worried about the potential unintended consequences that may emerge from a medical diagnostic code for wandering behavior.Ari Ne'eman, President of ASAN will join us on AWN Radio to explain these concerns in detail.
Ari is an adult on the autism spectrum and a leading advocate in the neurodiversity movement. In 2009, President Obama nominated Ari to the National Council on Disability, and he was confirmed by the Senate in July 2010.

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