Recent Examples of autism from the Web
As crews continue to search remote areas of Tennessee for the body of 5-year-old Joe Clyde Daniels, authorities have filed charges against the mother of the boy with autism, who was reported missing by his parents last Wednesday.
Michael, Anthony, and Luke all have autism, and Ali Carbone credits them with helping her learn true compassion.
Chronic pain includes arthritis, fibromyalgia, lupus, opioid addiction disorder, diabetes, and about 30 other conditions, while anxiety is associated with Alzheimer’s, autism, and other ailments, according to the Health Department.
Other reasons doctors cited for giving patients Seroquel ran the gamut: obsessive compulsive disorder and autism, nausea and poor appetite, even erectile dysfunction.
Vutpakdi's son is part of a rare group known as twice exceptional, or 2e — children who have high IQs of over 130, but who also face challenges such as attention deficit disorder, autism, dyslexia or dysgraphia, the inability to write clearly.
In a letter to the judge earlier this month, Leanne Fluckey detailed the abuse's effect on her 19-year-old son, who has autism, epilepsy and other disabilities.
Cruz had been diagnosed with autism, a neurological disorder that often leads to social awkwardness and isolation, and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD.
The book tells the story of James Castle, born prematurely and with deafness, muteness and autism, who grew up to become a respected artist.
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medical Definition of autism
- But more than 60 years after it was first identified, autism remains mystifying and stubbornly difficult to treat. About the only thing parents, doctors and policy makers agree on is that the best chance for autistic children to develop social and language skills is to enroll them in some type of intensive behavioral therapy.
- —Benedict Carey, The New York Times, 27 Dec. 2004
- Although the chief diagnostic signs of autism are social isolation, lack of eye contact, poor language capacity and absence of empathy, other less well known symptoms are commonly evident. Many people with autism have problems understanding metaphors, sometimes interpreting them literally. They also have difficulty miming other people's actions.
- —Vilayanur S. Ramachandran et al., Scientific American, November 2006
- In approximately 10% of patients, autism can be explained by genetic syndromes and known chromosomal anomalies …
- —Lauren A Weiss et al., The New England Journal of Medicine, 14 Feb. 2008
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