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Developing more useful diagnostic criteria for clinicians and individuals with ASD was the core objective of the Work Group‘s efforts. For example, the new measures indicate increased sensitivity in regard to age of onset. DSM-IV required functioning delays to be present prior to age 3; DSM-5 criteria extended this period until social demands exceed limited capacities, as long as symptoms were present in early childhood. Despite what some critics have suggested, the issue of containing autism rates was not considered by the Work Group, nor was it a factor in revising the criteria.