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  • She thinks low levels of oxytocin may contribute to autism.
  • He’s autistic, and for a long time no one knew what to do with him or how to get through to him.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • In other words, on the most basic neurological level, for someone with autism, a face is just another object.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • There seemed to be a hundred parents’ groups—first-time parents, divorced parents, parents of autistic children, parents of Guatemalan adoptees, Ethiopian adoptees, Russian adoptees.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle

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  • She’s autistic, I think.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Out of My Mind
  • Alex was diagnosed with pronounced autism.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • She had read about autism.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • Theresa was in the newsroom, researching a topic on autistic children.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Message in a Bottle
  • They want Shay to cure their kid’s autism or reverse their husband’s Alzheimer’s.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • She teaches yoga and meditation classes and helps her autistic son with his schoolwork.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II

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  • He’s some kind of autistic savant when it comes to keg stands.
    John Green  --  Paper Towns
  • Like maybe kids with autism.
    John Green  --  Looking for Alaska
  • Her eyes, bright with reflections of the many surrounding fires, have a faraway look like those of an autistic child.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • Of course, I haven’t done a psychiatric evaluation of her, but if I had to hazard a guess, I would consider some form of autism.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • He rose and stood tottering in that cold autistic dark with his arms outheld for balance while the vestibular calculations in his skull cranked out their reckonings.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  The Road
  • BECAUSE I HAVE AUTISM, I live by concrete rules instead of abstract beliefs.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • With autistic kids it’s like they’re locked into their own little worlds, so usually school and therapy are based on routine.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • And become autistic?
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • Maybe open a riding camp for autistic kids, where we can really work with them.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • By 2002, he was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, a less severe form of autism that made socializing difficult but also provided unique insights into the world.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • Raising an autistic son had turned his life upside down, emotionally and financially.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • It was a book—more like a textbook, actually—about autism and Asperger’s.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • And you willingly become utterly socially autistic.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • And because I have autism, I think in pictures and sounds.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • For Fredi, it was a break from the unpredictable joys and daily strain of raising one boy with autism and another with Asperger’s.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • Grandin is the author of Thinking in Pictures and Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • He’s autistic.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • Some people with Asperger’s had low IQs, while other, even more severely autistic people—like the Dustin Hoffman character in Rain Man—were regarded as geniuses in particular subjects.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • The difference between Asperger’s and autism could sometimes be summed up by the following: A person with autism lives in his own world, while a person with Asperger’s lives in our world, in a way of his own choosing.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • Instead, children with Asperger’s or autism were often lumped with the retarded or the shy, and if they weren’t institutionalized, parents were left to comfort themselves with the hope that one day their child might grow out of it.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • The difference between Asperger’s and autism could sometimes be summed up by the following: A person with autism lives in his own world, while a person with Asperger’s lives in our world, in a way of his own choosing.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • The patient is, as you know, almost autistic in her relation to doctors and other figures of authority.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • When someone is autistic, he or she is, in the words of the British psychologist Simon Baron-Cohen, "mindblind."
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • The classic model for understanding what it means to lose the ability to mind-read is the condition of autism.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • People with autism find it difficult, if not impossible, to do all of the things that I’ve been describing so far as natural and automatic human processes.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • In anything less than a perfectly literal environment, the autistic person is lost.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • One of the country’s leading experts on autism is a man named Ami Klin.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • And one of the most telltale things is that the classic autistic individual will laugh out loud and find it to be this moment of real physical comedy.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • But Ami Klin’s autistic patient looked at Nick’s mouth and then at his drink and then at Martha’s brooch.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • I think that we become temporarily autistic also in situations when we run out of time.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • He’s effectively autistic.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • People with autism are obsessed with mechanical objects, but this was a movie that followed very much the spare, actor-focused design of the stage.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • There are very few inanimate details in that movie that would be distracting to someone with autism.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • He then had people without autism watch the movie as well, and he compared Peter’s eye movements with theirs.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • You need to read the mind of the pointer, and, of course, people with autism can’t read minds.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • What if it were possible for autism— for mind-blindness—to be a temporary condition instead of a chronic one?
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • What police training does, at its best, is teach officers how to keep themselves out of this kind of trouble; to avoid the risk of momentary autism.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • They didn’t take the necessary steps to steer clear of temporary autism.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • Hope and Horses is for autistic kids, isn’t it?
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • It’s got nothing to do with autism or his intelligence.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
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