Will this change my child’s diagnosis?
If you have already got a diagnosis, these changes will not affect it.
Does this mean Asperger syndrome won’t exist anymore?
If you currently have a diagnosis of Asperger syndrome or Asperger disorder this will not change. In the future, people would get a diagnosis of 'autism spectrum disorder' rather than any of the current DSM diagnostic terms, which include autistic disorder, Asperger disorder, PDD-NOS, etc.
The people developing DSM-5 have suggested that the term 'Asperger’s' might still be used colloquially by diagnosticians; for example, for a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder with similarities to Asperger syndrome.
Many people identify closely with the term Asperger syndrome, and will continue to use it in everyday language.