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autistic spectrum disorder Line breaks: aut|is¦tic spec|trum dis|order
(also autism spectrum disorder)

Definition of autistic spectrum disorder in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A developmental disorder characterized by difficulties in social interaction and communication and by restricted or repetitive patterns of thought and behaviour: pupils with autistic spectrum disorder [count noun]: Joshua, aged six, has an autistic spectrum disorder
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  • Over 1,000 parents with children afflicted by autism spectrum disorder were surveyed for the study.
  • Diagnosed rates of autism spectrum disorders have grown tremendously over the last few decades.
  • At two years of age, her son was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.

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