Diagnosing Diagnosis: What good is an autism diagnosis?

Join AASCEND for a moderated discussion on the meaning of diagnosis. Share your experiences and opinions or just listen as we consider the significance of seeking (or not) and getting (or not) a diagnosis of autism or Asperger’s. What does it involve? What if you’re denied? What services does a diagnosis get you anyway? What does diagnosis mean to your identity? What about people who are self-diagnosed? And, of course, how do you feel about the upcoming changes in the DSM-V?

AASCEND past president Jack Fagan will lead the discussion of this sensitive and important topic. All are welcome and as always it’s free!

When: Sat Jan 26, 10am – Noon
Where: The Arc of SF 1500 Howard St.   11th St.    SF, CA 94103  map