Sentence Examples


  • There is a significant segment of the autism community that argues that vaccinations are still a possible cause of autism despite the 2009 vaccine court ruling and the discredited 1998 Lancet study, and demand more research into the matter.
  • Early diagnosis and intervention can make a substantial difference in the future development and abilities of children with autism, so knowing the signs can be the best first step towards helping a child reach his or her greatest potential.
  • About 33 to 50 percent of all tuberous sclerosis patients have problems such as learning disabilities, severe mental retardation, attention deficit disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, autism, aggression, rage, or self-harming behavior.
  • Some theories about the causes of autism look to environmental factors while others focus on genetics as the source of the developmental disorders, and others see a possible combination of genetic predisposition and environmental triggers.
  • Those affected by autism can have great difficulty in maintaining eye contact with others, seem indifferent to attempts at interaction from family members and friends, and may resist attempts at physical contact, like hugging or cuddling.