autistic disorder

noun

Definition of autistic disorder

:autism
  • Autistic disorder is classic autism, one of the more severe disorders on the spectrum. Persons with autistic disorder have substantial impairment in social skills, verbal communication, and cognitive and behavioral flexibility.
  • —Isabelle Rapin

First Known Use of autistic disorder

1951


Medical Dictionary

autistic disorder

noun

medical Definition of autistic disorder

:autism
  • Autistic disorder is classic autism, one of the more severe disorders on the spectrum. Persons with autistic disorder have substantial impairment in social skills, verbal communication, and cognitive and behavioral flexibility.
  • —Isabelle Rapin,  The New England Journal of Medicine1 Aug. 2002

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