noun. ['ˈɔˌtɪzəm'] (psychiatry) an abnormal absorption with the self; marked by communication disorders and short attention span and inability to treat others as people.
- infantile autism
Words that Rhyme with Autism
Example sentences of the word autism
1. Noun, singular or mass
Dolphin therapy has been used successfully to treat Down Syndrome and autism in children and adults.
Quotes containing the word autism
1. To measure the success of our societies, we should examine how well those with different abilities, including persons with autism, are integrated as full and valued members.
- Ban Ki-moon
2. Mild autism can give you a genius like Einstein. If you have severe autism, you could remain nonverbal. You don't want people to be on the severe end of the spectrum. But if you got rid of all the autism genetics, you wouldn't have science or art. All you would have is a bunch of social 'yak yaks.'
- Temple Grandin
3. Hope is the greatest thing for moms of autism. Hope is what gets us out of bed in the morning. I'm on a mission to tell parents that there is a way.
- Jenny McCarthy