The most viral media correction of 2012 combines My Little Pony with Aspergers

Over on Poynter, Craig Silverman has served up his excellent list of the best (and worst) media errors and corrections of 2012. The most viral correction of all was released by the New York Times after it ran this feature, which explores how people with autism spectrum disorders navigate the the uncertain emotional… »12/13/12 12:40pm12/13/12 12:40pm

It's official: 'Asperger's syndrome' is no longer a thing

We've seen this coming for the past two years, but the American Psychiatric Association has finally made it official: The upcoming DSM-V — the so-called bible of psychiatry — will no longer be including Asperger's syndrome as an official diagnosis. Instead, it will be subsumed within the broader definition of "autism… »12/04/12 12:40pm12/04/12 12:40pm