Autism-spectrum-disorder meaning

A neurodevelopmental disorder starting in early childhood, characterized by impairments in social interaction and communication and by restricted or repetitive patterns of behavior, with symptoms varying from mild to severe.
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(psychology, pathology) A disorder involving any of a range of psychological conditions, all characterized by abnormal social interaction and communication, restricted interests, highly repetitive behaviour, and eccentricity.

Asperger's is an autism spectrum disorder.

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