What does Autism mean?

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AshlynDPowell
March 6th, 2015 7:32pm
Autism is a spectrum disorder, meaning there is a varying range of function which can be diagnosed as Autistic. The base definition is that it is a developmental disorder in which one has greater difficulty engaging appropriately in social interactions. The severity of this deficit varies greatly, and the ramifications of each diagnosis are different.
Anonymous
March 10th, 2015 3:48pm
Autism means that you care about others more than about yourself. it is antonym of Egoism.
ListeningCae
January 18th, 2016 3:36am
Autism means diversity. Autism means new challenges, new perspectives, new skills, and friends and family, old and new. Autism means being different, but being worthy of love and acceptance all the same.
butterflykisses27
July 11th, 2015 6:14am
Autism has a really wide spectrum. Meaning its a word that has many disabilities under its umbrella with different names because Autism can effect each person in a different way. For example aspergers syndrome is under the Austism Banner. Its also has a high spectrum and low spectrum measurement in itself. Aspergers effects the developmental side of the brain. Can effect how the person handles social situations and recognition of other people emotions. Most people with Aspergers have one thing they are absolutely fantastic act and are normally really intelligent.
Anonymous
February 11th, 2016 11:22pm
It is a mental condition, present from early childhood, characterized by great difficulty in communicating and forming relationships with other people and in using language and abstract concepts.
armygirl1722
April 4th, 2015 7:08pm
it means that we see things differently and our brains are wired differently we have difficulties in social situations,conversations,verbal and non verbal communication and sensory overload we see the world from a different perception/angle we think in black and white
Anonymous
May 18th, 2015 2:21pm
Autism is typically defined as a birth defect, though many autistic people, including myself, thinks it is an evolutionary trait. Autistic people tend to be very smart at least in their interests, though may have many physical or social disability. Autistic people are very sensitive in each sense, and it may be painful to them to do simple things or they may be found picky. They are also more sensitive to the fake stuff found in our food, like high fructose and artificial colors, like I am. Some, like my relationship partner has days when he can't do things on his own. Autism has many downsides, but don't we all? At the same time, autism comes with stuff others don't typically have like the understanding of other people with disabilities.
ClaireyMarie
July 20th, 2015 1:07pm
Austism: a mental condition, present from early childhood, characterized by great difficulty in communicating and forming relationships with other people and in using language and abstract concepts.
Arvi21
September 15th, 2015 10:00am
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. With the May 2013 publication of the DSM-5 diagnostic manual, all autism disorders were merged into one umbrella diagnosis of ASD. Previously, they were recognized as distinct subtypes, including autistic disorder, childhood disintegrative disorder, pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS) and Asperger syndrome.
PoliteOcean
September 21st, 2015 4:25am
You can always find out the meaning of what Autism is by researching. You can look online or ask your own professional healthcare provider. There are probably organizations also that deal with Autism. Good Luck.
YourFutureBestFriend
October 24th, 2015 4:19pm
Autism is a mild disorder where your mind works and processes things differently. Some people have it mildly, but others have it more. It's not... "BAD"
JurneeJourney
November 3rd, 2015 2:53am
mental disability, characterized by difficulty in communicating and forming relationships with other people and in using language
Anonymous - Expert in Chronic Pain
July 19th, 2016 8:08pm
Autism is a developmental disorder, meaning from before birth, the development of the brain is impaired. The most common effects are difficulty with verbal/nonverbal communication, and social interaction.
SupportiveSockMonkey
April 24th, 2018 5:55pm
Autism is a mental condition which is characterised greatly in having difficulty in communicating and forming relationships with other people and in using language and abstract concepts. This is usually present from childhood. Autism is a wide area and is best described as a spectrum. There are those who are more autistic than others and depending what characteristics they have they may have different additional needs.