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A condition no one actually understands.
People treat people with autism like shit and get away with it.
by PrincessCandle May 21, 2016
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A developmental disorder, NOT a mental disease/illness.
Some people have autism.
by Wills0 July 01, 2009
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A condition characterized by obsessive interests and a lack of eye contact.Asperger Syndrome has many facets involving a difficulty in communication and inability to grasp social situations and body language. Sufferers report an interest in minor and trivial details, rather than being able to see the bigger picture. They also find 'small talk' difficult.Sufferers also get absorbed in their own head space and find relationships difficult. They also have a tendency to take words and phrases literally, e.g. If someone with Asperger's saw a sign in a telephone bill paying shop stating "cash point" the AS suffer would assume cash point meant an ATM cash machine and would go to draw money out of it.AS sufferers tend to prefer the company of pets and animals and shun the limelight.They can also have temper tantrums and indulge in activities called stimming which is hand flapping or other none verbal gestures such as finger flicking - sufferers of Asperger Syndrome do this when under stress or pressure.Asperger syndrome is a big subject and their are countless different personality types and subcategories of illness/condition.Sufferers are often referred to as eccentric or weird. Everyone with Asperger Syndrome is different.Asperger Syndrome is a form of Autism.
Autism and Asperger's Syndrome and Psychotherapy: Understanding Asperger Perspectives
by Paula Jacobsen - Psychology - 2003 - 171 pages
by Timothy Roberts February 18, 2006
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Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder. It's characterized by impaired social interaction, verbal and non-verbal communication, and restricted and repetitive behaviour.

If you use it as an insult, I will hunt you down and murder you (no, not literally).
Aaron scoffed. "Look at her, she clearly has autism." Hannah slapped him in the face.

"Autism isn't an insult." Quinn protested.
by Nicole+ May 02, 2015
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A broad range of complex neurodevelopmental disabilities marked by such symptoms as severe deficits in social interaction and communication, restricted and strong interests and inflexibility (love of routine).
Most people think Rainman when they think autism.
by Doc_B April 14, 2015
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A neurological disorder that impairs social interaction and communication skills. A serious condition that should be not made fun of.

In some scenarios, an uneducated, immature person may misuse this term. That person mostly likely has low self-esteem, moral standards and anger issues.
Should be used like: We should help that kid with autism and be his friends.

Imbeciles tend to use it like: Your a little **** who sucks ****. You are so retarded that you should kys. I think you have autism because you don't have a brain.
by Dr. Jack Williams September 21, 2016
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Autism is a disorder which is when one's brain is formed differently, making it difficult to understand social cues. People with Autism usually are born with weak fine motor skills and bad social skills, making it hard for them to socialize with others.

It is NOT an insult used to call people idiots.
The person writing this has Autism. I hope that people do research before using Autism as an insult, as it should not be used that way and can be quite offensive to those with Autism!
by Hi. I'm Bob. February 16, 2017
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