February 2013

Rhubarb - ISADD Newsletter
ISADD Newsletter - Editorial

editor :: daryl cooper.

publisher :: bill davey & linda thomas.

photography :: jura tender & larni mullan.

Welcome to a bumper first edition of Rhubarb for the year. In this edition we report on several significant changes which have occurred, or will occur, this year.

These changes, which primarily affect Western Australia, are going to mean a very busy year, especially for personnel with administrative responsibilities, but they are all changes which should help ISADD develop and thrive into the future, ensuring it continues to deliver the same high standards of service it has in the past.

You will also be able to read about the changes to the Diagnostic Criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder which will come into effect later this year with the publication of the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5).

Also in this edition we include two research requests. Both projects are very worthwhile, and we would encourage any readers who can assist, to do so.

Daryl Cooper



Congratulations to Case Manager Bec Robinson on being admitted to Honours in Speech Pathology, and to her elevation to Vice President of the Student Speech Pathology and Audiology Association



As well as congratulations to Psychologist, Niketa Durack on the birth of her son, Austin (see above), we have to congratulate former Psychologist/Program Manager (Singapore) Vyda Chai on the birth of her daughter Miesha.


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