But when the specious claims are directed at the parents of autistic children, the situation has gone from silly to malevolent.
He had a kid who was autistic, and she wanted to make sure the kid had a mom.
The families, whose kids were autistic, had nowhere to turn: The pedophile had fled the country.
It does not appear that Jett received the early intervention recommended for autistic children.
There are plenty of autistic adults it purports to speak on behalf of.
"Lisbeth Salander is autistic or has Asperger's," Ragot points out.
It cannot afford to be autistic, but must meet objective or social standards.
(a) The autistic retirement of the patient into his own phantasies.
autistic thinking gratifies some desire and that is enough for it.
It is, in psychological language, the region of autistic as contrasted with realistic thought.
1912 (Bleuler), from autism (q.v.). Noun meaning "person with autism" is recorded from 1968 (earlier in this sense was autist).
1912, from German Autismus, coined 1912 by Swiss psychiatrist Paul Bleuler (1857-1939) from comb. form of Greek autos- "self" (see auto-) + -ismos suffix of action or of state. The notion is of "morbid self-absorption."
autism au·tism (ô'tĭz'əm)
Abnormal introversion and egocentricity; acceptance of fantasy rather than reality.
A developmental disorder characterized by severe deficits in social interaction and communication and by abnormal behavior patterns, such as the repetition of specific movements or a tendency to focus on certain objects. Autism is evident in the first years of life. Its cause is unknown.
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.
A psychiatric disorder marked by deficits in communication and social interaction.