(1) This lends weight to the theory that autism is a neurodevelopmental condition and not an acquired one.(2) Public awareness of autism has increased over recent years, yet early recognition of autism remains variable.(3) Children with conditions like cerebral palsy, autism and learning difficulties benefit.(4) Then a gut hormone, secretin, was discovered which, it has been asserted, reverses the symptoms of autism .(5) He's studying compassion as a way of ameliorating the symptoms of autism .(6) Even for the most able children and young people with autism , their disability presents enormous challenges.(7) It's crucial to have a clear, early diagnosis of autism if sufferers and their families are to be helped.(8) Uniquely, autism is primarily a social, not an intellectual, handicap.(9) Eight months ago, he joined the growing epidemic of children diagnosed with autism .(10) I suspect the rate is much higher, perhaps even approaching the level of schizophrenia or autism .(11) They are reported to have discovered a possible link between fatty acid deficiency and childhood autism .(12) It is generally accepted that autism is caused by abnormalities in brain structures.(13) But when he was a toddler, he was diagnosed as having a relatively mild form of autism .(14) Long before its formal recognition in 1943, the concept of autism appeared in folklore.(15) The findings, published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, are in line with similar research into autism .(16) Children with autism have difficulty using their imagination, communicating or interacting.