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This finding lends support to the concept of there being a neurological basis, rather than a visual reason, for these behaviors and impaired social interaction and communication since the study on ONH included children of varying levels of vision, including those with unilateral ONH.
But these concerts go beyond the music and represent a labor of love, inspired by the mission to raise awareness about autism, a brain development disorder characterized by impaired social interaction and communication.
The "signature" feature of an autistic disorder is the child's impaired social interaction. They appear unresponsive to people, avoid eye contact and seem to lack empathy.
This is an indication of their impaired social interaction as well as their language problems," Dr.
Judge Yoshihiko Iwata said the teenager, whose name is withheld because he is a minor, needs medical treatment and correctional education because of his diminished ability to distinguish right from wrong stemming from his affliction with Asperger's syndrome, a disorder characterized by impaired social interaction.