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E-communities is another name for online communities (such as listservs, chatrooms, forums and websites) used by people on the autism spectrum and others to talk to one another.

Ear-Level Remote Microphone

An ear-level remote microphone is a microphone which records the speaker’s voice in close proximity to the mouth (usually via a microphone worn at the lapel) and sends the signal directly to the listener.

EARC Monarch Program

The EARC Monarch Program is a programme of activities run by the Emory Autism Resource Center in Georgia, US for or school-age students with autism.

Early Infantile Autism

Early infantile autism is another term for autistic disorder, which is a form of autism.

Early Intensive Behavioural Interventions

Early intensive behavioural interventions (EIBIs) are multi-component packages which use a wide range of behavioural techniques and which are aimed at preschool children on the autism spectrum. 

Early Intervention Readiness Program

The Early Intervention Readiness Program (EIRP), is a family support programme developed in response to the limited availability of comprehensive and individualized support for families in Australia during the challenging post-ASD diagnosis period.

Early Social Interaction Project

The Early Social Interaction Project is a combined, multicomponent intervention programme for toddlers who are at risk for autism and their families.

Early Start Denver Model

The Early Start Denver Model is a fusion of the Denver Model and pivotal response training, in which a multi-disciplinary treatment group devises a personalised treatment plan for each child, which is delivered in the home and elsewhere by the parents of the child.

EarlyBird Plus Programme

The EarlyBird Plus Programme is another name for the NAS EarlyBird Plus Programme which is a modified form of the NAS EarlyBird programme.

EarlyBird Programme

The EarlyBird Programme is another name for the NAS EarlyBird Programme, a programme run by the National Autistic Society in the UK.


Ebixa is a brand name for memantine, which is a type of medication called NMDA receptor antagonist.

ECHO Autism

The ECHO Autism project uses secure video conferencing to connect primary care providers to a team of specialists at an academic medical centre.


Echolia is repeating words or sounds, usually over and over, without necessarily understanding their meaning.


ECT is an acronym for electro-convulsive therapy, a treatment in which seizures are induced by passing electricity through the brain of an anaesthetised individual.


Edetate is another term for EDTA, a synthetic solution used as a chelating agent to remove heavy metals from the body.

Edetate Disodium

Edetate disodium is a drug used to treat a condition called hypercalcemia, in which there is too much calcium in the blood.

Edetic Acid

Edetic acid is another term for EDTA, a synthetic solution used as a chelating agent to remove heavy metals from the body.


EDTA is an acronym for Ethylene-Diamine-Tetra-Acetic Acid, a synthetic solution used as a chelating agent to remove heavy metals from the body.

Educational Interventions

The term educational intervention tends to mean any intervention which is delivered in an educational setting (such as a nursery, a school or a college) or which aims to educate i.e. teach or develop, the recipients of the  intervention.


EEG-biofeedback is another term for neurofeedback training, a form of biofeedback.

About This Glossary

This glossary is designed to explain some of the jargon and gobbledygook used by some people when they talk about autism or research..

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