Sep 29, 2016

New Autism Listing

     From Social Security's new mental impairment Listings effective January 17, 2017:
12.10 Autism spectrum disorder (see 12.00B8), satisfied by A and B:
     A. Medical documentation of both of the following:
      1. Qualitative deficits in verbal communication, nonverbal communication, and social interaction; and
       2. Significantly restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, or activities.
     B. Extreme limitation of one, or marked limitation of two, of the following areas of mental functioning (see 12.00F):
          1. Understand, remember, or apply information (see 12.00E1).
          2. Interact with others (see 12.00E2).
          3. Concentrate, persist, or maintain pace (see 12.00E3).
          4. Adapt or manage oneself (see 12.00E4).

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