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Origin of autism
OTHER WORDS FROM autismau·tist, nounau·tis·tic [aw-tis-tik], /ɔˈtɪs tɪk/, adjectiveau·tis·ti·cal·ly, adverbun·au·tis·tic, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH autismartistic, autistic
Example sentences from the Web for autism
I have some mental health conditions, like autism, ADHD, and PTSD, but I also have physical health struggles, like endometriosis and arthritis.The Lost Year: Chronic pain, an unusual love story, and reassurance via pickle|Emily VanDerWerff|December 27, 2020|Vox
Medical records she provided to ProPublica document the boys’ chronic conditions, including asthma, autism and other ailments.The Family Court Judge Who Threatened a Mother With Contempt of Court for Getting Her Child a COVID-19 Test|by Marshall Allen, ProPublica, and Rachel Dissell for ProPublica|December 18, 2020|ProPublica
Used for years by people on the autism spectrum, these throws have a genuine calming effect.
The 19-year-old Canadian, who has autism, will soon be the recipient of a torrent of personalized cards, mailed to him from strangers around the world.
Then, in October 2017, Ka turned in paperwork to get Kyra approved for an augmentative communication device, a tablet that allows people with autism, cerebral palsy and other conditions that make communication difficult to express themselves.People with Developmental Disabilities Were Promised Help. Instead, They Face Delays and Denials.|by Amy Silverman for Arizona Daily Star, with data analysis by Alex Devoid, Arizona Daily Star|November 5, 2020|ProPublica
British Dictionary definitions for autism
Derived forms of autismautistic, adjective, noun
Word Origin for autism
usage for autism
Medical definitions for autism
Other words from autismau•tis′tic (ô-tĭs′tĭk) adj.
Scientific definitions for autism
Other words from autismautistic adjective
Cultural definitions for autism (1 of 2)
A serious disorder appearing in childhood and characterized by the child's refusal to relate to other people and severely limited use of language. The cause of autism in children is unknown, but researchers generally feel that it lies in a malfunction of the central nervous system, not in the way parents have treated them or in other aspects of their environment. The term is sometimes applied, more loosely, to adults who are extremely self-absorbed and who see things in terms of their hopes and fantasies rather than realistically.
Cultural definitions for autism (2 of 2)
A psychiatric disorder marked by deficits in communication and social interaction.