Will some well known, self described, autism self advocates lose their autism diagnosis when the DSM-5 is published? Can persons capable of raising a family, performing in rock bands, driving land rovers, running successful businesses, serving on the boards and committees of organizations such as ASAN, Autism Speaks and the IACC, graduating with university degrees, appearing before high appellate courts and government committees, publishing books, conducting research, and appearing in print and broadcast media interviews truly be considered to be limited and impaired in their everyday functioning? Will ANY members of the ASAN Board of Directors be considered to be limited and impaired in their everyday functioning?
Look for some intense reaction to the limited and impaired everyday functioning requirement. Do not be surprised to see a high pressure campaign to eliminate criteria D.