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- adj. Pertaining to, or suffering from autism.
- n. A person suffering from autism.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. afflicted with autism.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. characteristic of or affected with autism
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But he used the term autistic to describe a whole new set of behaviors that seemed to be linked together, this inability to relate socially.
I started hearing the word autistic a lot after my diagnosis in third grade.
I try to avoid using the term autistic to describe a person - except in cases where brevity is a requirement, like a headline.
I still lean toward perferring to refer to my son as having autism, but have become more comfortable with using the term autistic because of Jim Sinclair's essay.
Lawrence does the word autistic to describe P.K. but it is well sign-posted from the start.
I would take objection to the point that the term autistic is an insult ...
In this paper, he described a new childhood syndrome which he called autistic enterocolitis, which suggested a connection between a new type of bowel disease and autistic spectrum disorder and reported the fact that some of the parents of the children in the study thought there was a connection between these symptoms and the MMR vaccine.
Tyler's new book is full of praise of what he calls the autistic cognitive style.
The word "autistic" does not give me any clues as to whether the person is gregarious or shy, enjoys painting or knows everything there is to know about quantum physics.
I avoid using the word "autistic" because it implies more than saying, "Emma has been diagnosed with autism."