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
How to use autism in a sentence
That group is composed of high-schoolers in career preparatory programs, young children with autism, some students with disabilities and some English learners.In sudden switch, Loudoun County is returning all students to online learning|Hannah Natanson|December 10, 2020|Washington Post
In autism, depression, schizophrenia, and other neurological hiccups, these mechanisms break down.How Does Social Interaction Change Our Brains? Hyperscans Can Show Us|Shelly Fan|December 8, 2020|Singularity Hub
The word “autism” never appears in these pages, but Majella craves routines, enjoys repetitive actions and finds social situations awkward.
She found a position as a teaching assistant at a private school for children with autism that paid almost $16 an hour.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
Donella Pogue has trouble finding dentists in her rural area willing to accommodate her 21-year-old son, Justin, who is 6 feet, 8 inches tall, is on the autism spectrum and has difficulty sitting still when touched.Teledentistry is filling a cavity left by the pandemic, but some caution it can’t replace in-person visits|lbelanger225|October 21, 2020|Fortune
“I ran for my life,” said Tenayo, who is a home attendant for an autistic resident, but wants to transfer because of the crime.
I did a little research and now, I mean, yikes, he's the guy that's okay with letting schools forcibly pin down autistic kids.
No one autistic is brought on the show to give another perspective, nor was one included on previous or subsequent shows.
Dr. Phil recently interviewed Kelli Stapleton, a mother who tried to kill her teenage autistic daughter.
A group of bullies tricked an autistic boy into doing the popular Ice Bucket Challenge—only the bucket was full of human waste.Ice Bucket Challenge Bullies Messed with the Wrong Internet|Elizabeth Heideman|September 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
(a) The autistic retirement of the patient into his own phantasies.Collected Papers on Analytical Psychology|C. G. Jung
Such autistic thought is dominated not by logic or will, but by feeling.
It is, in psychological language, the region of autistic as contrasted with realistic thought.
Autistic thinking gratifies some desire and that is enough for it.
It cannot afford to be autistic, but must meet objective or social standards.
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.