Definition of autistic spectrum in English:

autistic spectrum


  • A range of conditions (from autism to Asperger’s syndrome) characterized by difficulties in social interaction and communication and by restricted or repetitive patterns of thought and behaviour:

    ‘kids on the autistic spectrum’
    ‘there are many different manifestations of the autistic spectrum’
    • ‘More than 50% of my practice is supporting parents with children with learning disorders. mainly those diagnosed within the autistic spectrum.’
    • ‘The group comprised five boys, four of whom were on the autistic spectrum.’
    • ‘He concludes that Isaac Newton, Wittgenstein, Lewis Carroll, and W.B. Yeats were on the high end of the autistic spectrum.’
    • ‘More than 500,000 people in the UK are on the autistic spectrum and four times as many boys are affected as girls.’
    • ‘Being strongly attracted to systems, together with a lack of empathy, may be the core characteristics of individuals on the autistic spectrum.’