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in·de·pen·dence

(in'dē-pen'dens),
1. The relationship between two or more events in which no information about any combination of some of them contains any information about any combination of the others.
2. The state of mutual detachment between or among autonomous units.

independence

[in′dəpen′dəns]
Etymology: L, in, not, de, from, pendere, to hang
1 the state or quality of being independent; autonomy; freedom from the influence, guidance, or control of a person or a group.
2 a lack of requirement or reliance on another for physical existence or emotional needs. independent, adj.

independence

Social medicine
The ability to carry out activities that support one’s own lifestyle and to control the care given by others.
 
Statistics
Statistical independence, see there.

independence

in statistical terms two variables are independent if the expected distribution of one variable is the same for each and every value of the other. Independence implies zero correlation, but the reverse is not necessarily true.

Patient discussion about independence

Q. In the future will he with ASD ever be able to live independently? I have a friend who is staying as a paying guest and is being taken care of by all our family members. In the future will he with ASD ever be able to live independently?

A. I am very much moved by your deeds.

• Many people with autism do flourish and go on to hold responsible jobs and live independently. Others have the intellectual abilities to be employed but are held back by their inability to adapt socially to the stresses of everyday life.

• The focus of every intervention program for the person with autism should be to work on helping them adapt to living in society. Their quality of life and ability to function is far more important than how they do on an I.Q. test.

Q. Where should i go when i feel down and lonely? is there like an independence way to lift my spirit?

A. I spend a lot of time in "my room". It has a window to look out and a comfortable chair to sit and think in. I can shut the door to get real quiet. I can read and study things. Reading gets my mind off of down feelings. There is also a time for going out walking. It frees my mind. When I come back I seem to have a new perspective on things. Sometimes I go and sit out in the woods for awhile where I live. I like listening to the birds and nature sounds. Its nice to see clouds going by in the sky or the stars at night. If something's really bothering you, call on someone you can trust and talk it out. Just find that activity that suits you best and get busy at it.

Q. I am wondering if there is any chance that a child with autism could lead an independent life later. My elder daughter was diagnosed with autism and I look out for information on raising a child with autism. I am wondering if there is any chance that a child with autism could lead an independent life later. I need help.

A. Hi there. Mellou here. I have a 19 yr old son that has autism. Yes I believe that children can be taught to live a independant life. My son attends a Independant Living Center to learn how to be self sufficiate and so far he is learning alot. It is just taking awhile for him to get at it and do it.
Hope this helps you hon. Good luck

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Political independence may not be on the agenda for Northern Ontario yet, but the history of Canada suggests it is coming.
The idea of the political independence of England and Scotland leading to conflict, hatred and distrust is the mindset of opportunistic status-quo fearmongers and gloomy nationalist fantasists stuck in a Bannockburn-Culloden timewarp, and deeply insulting to the people of both countries.
KABUL (PAN): China on Wednesday asked the global fraternity to respect the sovereignty and political independence of Afghanistan, which plans to hold the next presidential ballot in 2014, when NATO's combat troops are to leave the country.
In a statement, Indipendenza Veneta boldly declared: "The Europe-wide call for political independence is spreading to the Veneto region, where the economic crisis is hitting hard a region that has been historically impatient with the centralized government in Rome.
The lawmaker further asked the UN chief to heed the demand of the 120 NAM member states for the rejection of unilateralism and respect for the countries' sovereignty and political independence.
This section allows member countries "to consult together whenever one of them believes the territorial integrity, political independence or security of any of the parties is threatened".
Nato secretary-general, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, said the talks had been held under Article 4 of Nato's founding treaty, which says that the allies are consulted when one of them feels that their "territorial integrity, political independence or security" is threatened.
Ms Lungescu said that under the article, an ally can request consultations "whenever, in the opinion of any of them, their territorial integrity, political independence or security is threatened.
Under article 4, any ally can request consultations whenever, in the opinion of any of them, their territorial integrity, political independence or security is threatened," Oana Lungescu said.
Lungescu said Sunday that under the article, an ally can request consultations "whenever, in the opinion of any of them, their territorial integrity, political independence or security is threatened.
The late Scholtz, an Afrikaner historian and editor of the Afrikaans daily newspaper Die Transvaler from 1958-1968, saw the Boers as fighting to maintain their political independence, values, attitudes, and way of life, and viewed Britain as greedy.
The organization seeks political independence for the Uyghurs, the majority of whom live in China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, while some Central Asian countries also have large communities.