• WordNet 3.6
    • n autism (psychiatry) an abnormal absorption with the self; marked by communication disorders and short attention span and inability to treat others as people
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In news:

Researchers closer to untying autism's genetic knot.
A new, privately funded survey finds vaccinated US children have a significantly higher risk of neurological disorders -- including autism -- than unvaccinated children.
In one striking finding, vaccinated boys 11-17 were more than twice as likely to have autism as their never-vaccinated counterparts.
Medicine hasn't come up with a cure for autism, the often-devastating developmental disorder that now affects 1 in 150 children, and one big reason is that doctors don't yet know what causes it.
Dan Marino Foundation Walkabout Autism.
'FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks' preview: Expect familiar name in winner's circle.
Supporting Autism 24/7 Workshop Training.
The University of Louisville KY Autism Training Center presents "Supporting Autism 24/7 ".
Air pollution may double risk of autism, USC study says.
Michael Garritson, 61, was taped allegedly abusing a 23-year-old man with severe autism hundreds of times.
Meeting the Needs of Students with Autism.
Autism Project: Ontario moves to strengthen autism services.
One of Knauff's sons, Sam, has autism.
Justin Canha, seated, is among a generation of youths with autism who are the first to have benefited throughout childhood from more effective therapies and educational opportunities.
He falls roughly in the middle of the spectrum of social impairments that characterize autism, which affects nearly one in 100 American children.

In science:

Abaris: Evaluating Automated Capture Applied to Structured Autism Interventions.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
Development and Evaluation of a Computer-Animated Tutor for Vocabulary and Language Learning for Children with Autism.
Ambient Multimodality: an Asset for Developing Universal Access to the Information Society
In order to estimate the strength of CQ5 , one has to count how many experts who have made a statement believe that MMR vaccine causes autism, and how many support the opposite conclusion (figure 2).
Using Semantic Wikis for Structured Argument in Medical Domain
Consider the debate regarding the topic of vaccination and whether it can cause autism in children.
Using Semantic Wikis for Structured Argument in Medical Domain
The hypothesis is attacked by a pediatrician who instantiates the argument from expert opinion pattern (see figure 3). A different opinion is given by a mother who correlates the MMR vaccine with autism, by filling the template for cause to effect argumentation scheme.
Using Semantic Wikis for Structured Argument in Medical Domain