Autism refers to a condition marked by absorption in self-centered subjective mental activity leading to withdrawal from reality. Also known as spastic (paralysis with tonic spasm of the affected muscles and with increased tendon reflexes).
Center for the study of autism (USA) official site. Extensive links:
Autism Society of America – the Voice of Autism – website:
Center for the Study of Autism (same as above):
National Alliance of Autism Research (USA):
Karen Gaffney Foundation (USA):
Autism and Addiction: