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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.


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.


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


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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References in classic literature ?
The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States are parts of one consistent whole, founded upon one and the same theory of government, then new in practice, though not as a theory, for it had been working itself into the mind of man for many ages, and had been especially expounded in the writings of Locke, though it had never before been adopted by a great nation in practice.
There is the Declaration of Independence, and there is the Constitution of the United States--let them speak for themselves.
National Day or Dieciocho, the date of the first Government Junta after Chilean independence on February 12, 1818 (Chile)
The AICPA recently commented on the Department of Labor's request for information (RFI) concerning the advisability of amending Interpretive Bulletin 75-9 relating to guidelines on independence of accountants retained by employee benefit plans subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974.
Why is independence important to auditors, and why should it be important to Department of the Navy leaders?
Mexican Independence Day festivities kicked off Sunday with a parade in East Los Angeles, where thousands gathered in one of the largest celebrations of its kind in the United States.
Levin Management will assume exclusive leasing and management responsibilities for Independence Plaza, the 250,000 s/f shopping center in Selden, N.
Everson, expressing concern about Announcement 2005-80 on the independence of the Appeals function.
Gandhi's act of civil disobedience (and the many others he staged, all nonviolent) would eventually help convince the British to give up their prized colony, which was given its independence and partitioned into India and Pakistan in August 1947.
pdf) proposing an independence standards revision that would require members to use the risk-based approach described in A Conceptual Framework for AICPA Independence Standards (www.
Now a team of researchers reports that human prostate cells that underwent chronic, low-level arsenic exposure not only exhibited aggressive carcinoma-like growth, but also showed an increased incidence of androgen independence, a state often linked to advanced or fatal prostate cancers, and one that makes these cancers more difficult to treat [EHP 113:1134-1139].
Barbara Gittings is known for compiling the first gay bibliography for the American Library Association (the extensive gay and lesbian collection at the Philadelphia Free Library's Independence Branch is named after her) and for lobbying the American Psychiatric Association to remove homosexuality from its list of mental illnesses.