autistic autistic  /ɔ ˈtɪ stɪk/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) characteristic of or affected with autism

Usage(s):

  1. PURE JOY: A child on a swing belies the stereotype of the autistic automaton.
  2. Brothers and sisters of autistic kids are in need of attention too.
  3. Neuroimaging studies confirm what scientists long suspected: autistic brains don't react to facial cues the way normal brains do.

News

  1. Missing autistic teen’s body found in SC pool

    The autistic teen who went missing early Friday morning has been found drowned in a pool, according
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Rock Hill Herald

  2. Prosecutors: Autistic Chicago area boy killed because of deteriorating 'emotional condition'

    The mother of a 14-year-old autistic River Grove boy and the child’s full-time caregiver explained in a suicide letter that they killed the boy because his emotional condition had deteriorated after a prolonged illness, prosecutors said today.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: 22 WSBT South Bend

  3. Prosecutors: Autistic boy killed because of deteriorating 'emotional condition'

    The mother of a 14-year-old autistic River Grove boy and the child's full-time caregiver explained in a suicide letter that they killed the boy because his emotional condition had deteriorated after a prolonged illness, prosecutors said today.        
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Chicago Tribune

Quotes

  1. "To teach autistic children something they find difficult, we needed an autism-friendly format," Baron-Cohen said.
    on Jan 15, 2009 By: Simon Baron-Cohen Source: San Jose Mercury News

  2. She is "not a typical autistic child," said Dr. Paul Offit, chief of infectious diseases at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and a longtime government vaccine adviser. "It's not a precedent-setting case."
    on Mar 7, 2008 By: Paul Offit Source: FOXNews

  3. "I didn't really realize it was going to be that big a deal," Els said of having to make that announcement. "I've really thrown new energy into this new project that we're busy with. We want to build a nice center for autistic kids down...
    on Sep 3, 2009 By: Ernie Els Source: ESPN

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