Members of our chapter represented ASA on the task force that enabled the expansion of the Education of All Handicapped Act (EHA) to include all individuals with autism and related disorders of behavior and communication.Further, in 1990, we provided Diagnostic Statistical Manual Fourth Edition (DSM IV) language defining autism clearly, enabling appropriate addressing of the special needs of individuals with autism.

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Mr. Torisky, as President of the Autism Society of Pittsburgh (ASP), does not provide any legal representation to those making inquiries of the ASP and no communication from him as ASP President should be interpreted in any way as legal advice in the manner of an attorney-client relationship.  Mr. Torisky, although a licensed attorney, cannot and does not provide legal representation via any contact that he has with the public while serving in his role as President of the ASP.  Commentary contained in ASP writings authored by Mr. Torisky or any other ASP commentary or communication by Mr. Torisky is not intended to and does not constitute legal advice and no attorney-client relationship is formed.