lack of total brain activity(yet somehow manages to live?). someone who cannot spell "a" or add 0+0. you can tell when someone is suffering from austinism when you proof read their emails and find that not even spell check has a damn clue what is being typed... or when they speak to you and you think you are in an episode of "Life goes on"(see Corkey).
this disease is highly contagious, can be passed on sexually, airborne, physical contact, or the dreaded "conversation with one of THEM", or by simply sitting on the same toilet seat. also- one can be born with austinism ie: mom or dad had "IT" or mom consumed large amounts of weed, booze, or any other drugs.
Good news; there is a cure for this affliction. though school can do little to help the infected, death is the easiest cure. austinism can be slowly decreased simply by keeping the infected ones constantly dipping tobacco or sleeping at their desks. no drug with the ability to cure has yet be submitted to the FDA.