on the spectrum

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on the spectrum

  1. (slang) Diagnosed as having an autism spectrum disorder or exhibiting traits pertaining to or within the autism spectrum.
    • 2009 April 7, John Elder Robison, “Autism and Art as a window into the mind” (blog post):
      I spent some time walking around the exhibitor area before my turn to speak. [] The first exhibitor was a mom with a kid on the spectrum. [] The next person is an artist on the spectrum.
    • 2009, Lynn Kern Koegel and Claire LaZebnik, Growing Up on the Spectrum: A Guide to Life, Love, and Learning for Teens and Young Adults with Autism and Asperger's,[1] Penguin Group, ISBN 978-0-670-02067-6.
    • 2010, Julie Brown, Writers on the Spectrum: How Autism and Asperger Syndrome Have Influenced Literary Writing,[2] Jessica Kingsley Publishers, ISBN 9781843109136.
    • 2010, Zosia Zaks, Parenting on the Spectrum, Jessica Kingsley Limited, ISBN 9781849058087.
    • 2011, Valerie L. Gaus, Living Well on the Spectrum: How to Use Your Strengths to Meet the Challenges of Asperger Syndrome/High-Functioning Autism, Guilford Publications, ISBN 9781606236345.

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