What is the definition of autism ?

Answer Autism is a pervasive developmental disorder that affects social functioning, communication skills, reasoning and behavior. There is no standard type of autism, as there are many different symptoms... Read More »

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Autism and Its Medical Definition?

Autism as of 2010 is diagnosed in an average of 1 out of 110 children, according to the US Centers for Disease Control. Some have suggested there is an "autism epidemic"; but autism is not "catchab... Read More »

What was the MMR and autism about?

A doctor, Andrew Wakefield, who was being paid as an advisor to a lawyer who was representing families trying to sue for damages after children became ill after the MMR vaccine, published in The La... Read More »

What Are the Signs of Autism?

Autism is a developmental disorder present at birth and becomes noticeable as a child grows and develops. It usually is diagnosed before age 3. Autism can vary widely in intensity from high funct... Read More »

What are the symptoms of autism for toddlers?

AnswerThe simplest identifier is they do not turn their head when their name is called. Other normal babies look up from what they are doing when their name is called; autistics don't. AnswerWhen ... Read More »