restricted pertrio of interests and activities, estereotipado and repetitivo' '. These qualitative anomalies constitute a global characteristic of the functioning of the citizen, in all the occasions. Infantile Autismo – global Upheaval of the development characterized for: ) a development abnormal or modified, revealed before the age of three years and b) presenting a characteristic disturbance of the functioning in each one of the three following domnios: social interactions, communication, focused and repetitive behavior. Moreover, the upheaval if folloies comumente of numerous phobias, disturbances of sleep or the feeding, crises of birra or aggressiveness (auto aggression). During years 70, studious they had initiated a questioning that would come to surpass the vision of the autismo to the group of the psychoses.
For RUTTER (1985) it had a recognition of that it would be necessary to distinguish the autismo, of the serious appeared mental clutters in infancy and, the psychoses, whose appearance if it makes later. This made to appear the necessity of a consensus on the diagnosis of the picture. It was RITVO (1976) who started to consider the autismo not more as a riot of the affective contact, but yes a riot of the development, associated with a cognitivo deficit. RITVO and FREEDMAN (1978) had elaborated it National Society will be Autistic Children? NSAC (National Society of Autistas Children), a definition with more refined criteria, the objective of homogeneizar the disgnostic criteria for the autismo. This definition emphasized the neurobiolgica base of the autismo. Thus, for ' ' National Society will be Autistic Children' ' , the autismo could come to occur in association with riots that affect the brain, as infections capsizes, metabolic problems and epilepsy; being of extreme importance the distinguishing diagnosis as the mental deficiency, the sensorial schizophrenia, problems and the receptive or expressive aphasias. In 1978, Rutter described the autista upheaval as being a syndrome characterized for the precocidade of beginning, invariably before the thirty months of age, and mainly for the disturbances of the affective relations with the way, confirming scientifically the autismo as being a distinct disturbance absolutely them excessively.