(redirected from Independance)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.
Related to Independance: Declaration of Independence


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.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012


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.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

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

More discussions about independence
This content is provided by iMedix and is subject to iMedix Terms. The Questions and Answers are not endorsed or recommended and are made available by patients, not doctors.
References in periodicals archive ?
The finals of the "IndepenDANCE" Dance Battle will take place in the evening of 28 June in an invitation-only event.
'The childern espically celebrate independance day with a lot of pleasure and pride',a vendor Habib said.
Concernant notre independance economique, elle passerait necessairement par le reexamen en profondeur de nos choix anterieurs en matiere d'ouverture sur le marche mondial.
et le Premier ministre pakistanais Le president de la Republique, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, a adresse un message de felicitations au Premier ministre pakistanais, Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, a l'occasion du 69e anniversaire de l'independance de son pays.
Le conseiller juridique du president de la Republique, Mohamed Gadallah, a pour sa part fait savoir, dans des declarations hier dimanche a la presse, que la Haute Cour administrative est tenue de respecter --au moment oE elle va se prononcer ce mardi sur la dissolution de la Constituante- le fait que "le chef de l'Etat a accorde a cette instance le caractere d'une personne morale pour garantir son independance en redigeant la nouvelle Constitution de l'Egypte".
Le secretaire d'Etat americain, John Kerry, a felicite l'Algerie a l'occasion de la celebration du 54e anniversaire du recouvrement de son independance, a-t-on appris, hier, aupres du ministere des Affaires etrangeres.
Autre anomalie pointee du doigt: l'insuffisante independance de l'Universite du fait de l'approche centralisee de la relation entre l'universite et la tutelle.
Selon lui, le cessez-le-feu declare en 1991 n'a pas ete profitable au Sahara occidental qui œuvre a retrouver son independance a travers un referendum qui devrait etre assure par la Minurso.