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I Have a Brother With Autism

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    My brother has always been different.

    He gets agitated easily and when he does, he bites down on his tongue and hums loudly and monotonously, all the while beating himself with his fists. Sometimes he smacked the sides of his head, sometimes it was his stomach, mostly he hit his thighs. He shakes his hands too, and...
    Breizh Breizh 22-25, F Jun 5, 2014

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    Back in '97 when I was almost four my baby

    brother was born. This would be something that you would expect to change your life, but I had no clue. I remember him ignoring his toys to watch the ceiling fans. I remember my mom, so young at the time trying to do all she knew to comfort a child that recoiled from her touch...
    DizzieDazie DizzieDazie 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 5, 2014

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    Yes. He is only 18 months older

    than me. So he is 14. My friends try to either not look at him or make fun of him. And I will put them in check. You don't mess with my brother. I love him and he doesn't understand certain things but I will still tell him anyway. I love him to death. He is amazing, and smart...
    Everystormends Everystormends 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 24, 2014

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    I'm the oldest of three.

    I'm 17, my sisters 15, and our brother is 12. He was born in February of 2003. He's a sweetheart. He was diagnosed around the age of 3, which was considered a late diagnosis. His doctor refused to diagnose him and said that he was just retarded. We took him somewhere else, where...
    wishingforrecovery wishingforrecovery 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 8, 2015

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    My Little Brother

    My brother is 14 now, and was diagnosed with autism when he was about 3 years old. Since I'm barely 3 years older, the time it took my parents to find a way to deal with him has been an extremely hard one for me when I was younger. I wasn't used to nearly all their attention...
    JojaRodenaLente JojaRodenaLente 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 31, 2008

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    My 21 Year Old Brother

    My brother has autism but it's not bad autism. He can completely live a normal life but when it comes to socializing that's where it really shows for him. My brother is 21 years old now and I'm only 16. I can't help but think that he went through school with very little friends...
    Jenbuggy Jenbuggy 22-25, F Nov 7, 2013

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    Shame

    He will sit there at the dinner table, nervous. His head will jolt back and forth, he will rock himself into a trance, and he pops all the bones in his damp hands for hours, all at the same time. He makes grimaces and repeats the same phrases over and over and over. "I'm going to...
    Silvershy Silvershy 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 8, 2013

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    Kennedy.....my Special Lil Bro

    my Little bro Kennedy is 13.he is also autistic.he was diagnosed when he was 2 yrs old.hes my best friend.i love him more than anyone.he gets me.i have watched him grow up and watched him go through hell and back but hes still the strongest person i know.hes the sunshine in...
    SweetAntagony SweetAntagony 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 30, 2008

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    My Autistic Brother, Rhys

    I'm Carys, a 14 year old from Cornwall, UK. My 10 year old brother Rhys has always been 'different'. He's always been slower learning simple tasks compared to other children and has always had problems socialising. He's never been able to interact with other people 'normally...
    CarysHill CarysHill 13-15, F Sep 15, 2012

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    I have two older brothers.

    The oldest is moved out and engaged with a one year old daughter. The middle is my autistic brother. For the beginning part of my life ( i'm 17 ) , i was the happiest kid ever. if i'm being honest i was probably too spoiled for my own good. i threw fits over toys and tattled on...
    brixjordan brixjordan 18-21, F Jan 10, 2014

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    My Brother

    I have a brother with autism, and at some times it is very difficult. What with the school not wanting to help him, and the kids bullying him, and the teachers not doing anything, I don't know what to do. Unfortunately, he is 4 1/2 years younger than me, so we are in different...
    dreamreal369 dreamreal369 16-17 Sep 27, 2011

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    He Had a Seizure

    My brother is 17, I 14. Just earlier today my brother was at the computer. Me, my mom, and my sister where on the bed watching T.V. All of a sudden my brothers face goes all read and he falls sideways, my mother exclaimed that he is having a seizure. While I just curl up in a...
    bookclub bookclub 13-15, F Sep 24, 2009

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    I was 17. He was 52. Numerous times. I enjoyed it but it shouldn't have happened. I will stick to a more reasonable age range from now on.
    VioletSea VioletSea 16-17, F 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I'm 13 and the only child, and for a while now I have really wanted an older brother. I know if I had one he would probably annoy me loads but my best friend has one and a really...
    Tegan1234 Tegan1234 13-15, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Friday I'm sleeping over his house with our son. our son is excited to have a sleep over with his sisters. I'm looking foward to being in bed with my ex and cuddle. I'm not...
    smashmouth4eva smashmouth4eva 31-35, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    And we are still as happy as the day we met!
    annafalon annafalon 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    i support everyone with autism were all good people autism doesn't change us at all
    autism1011 autism1011 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    yes I do have it I hate having it. but I'm getting used do it.
    kasydragon kasydragon 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    yes i have autism adhd, ocd, low iq, specch issuses, im learning disabled but that doesn't stop me i try my best and do everything like everyone else im not going give up, im not...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I live with autism and it's absolutely garbage. I've just gotten terrible social skills to the point where I feel I can barely function especially since I stay away from people...
    traxter18 traxter18 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    yes i have autism adhd, ocd, low iq, specch issuses, im learning disabled but that doesn't stop me i try my best and do everything like everyone else im not going give up, im not...
    autism1011 autism1011 22-25, M 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Looking for a new FWB in Kansas City....I had one 2 years ago. It was fantastic as we both got our desires fulfilled. She is my best friend still.
    PTCdresser2158 PTCdresser2158 56-60, M 3 days ago

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    What does everyone REALLY think about this "hobby". Do you think its almost NSA? How do feelings not develop? I tried it with an exboyfriend and I seriously shouldn't gave done it...
    CJC78 CJC78 36-40, F 3 days ago

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    I need help with a friends with benefits situation that I want to be more.. I have hung out with a guy three times, about a month apart each and have made major dating mistakes...
    shoffman22 shoffman22 22-25, F 11 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have 2 younger sisters ...one with autism. ..I love them both very much and would do anything in my power and then some for either one of them
    lovelee83 lovelee83 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Looking for a FWB on DFW..Hmu ladies
    txchocolatefire txchocolatefire 36-40, M 4 days ago

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    Any females in CT looking for a FWB?
    ILoveGirlAss ILoveGirlAss 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    Honestly I think the whole idea is a cesspool for the mentally weak. The latest greatest idea that is Tinder which was meant for speed dating has now become a McDonald's drive thru...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 22-25, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    my ex bf that I've known for 13 years has been my friend with benefits. I am married and yes my husband knows. my husband is not very sexual or very affectionate. he knows I want...
    smashmouth4eva smashmouth4eva 31-35, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    I’ve been friends with benefits with this guy, recently, whom I’ve noticed weird things about. But then again I might be paranoid, and it’s all fine. First red flag: We...
    Masquerade91 Masquerade91 22-25, F 8 Responses 4 days ago

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    So I've looked online at many amazing stories involved with crows and how they are there for the worst moments or best times. I'm not sure I am imagining this just to think that...
    silvermoon170 silvermoon170 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    My baby sister ,who is 19 has autism.... I love her so much ! She means alot to me, I wouldn't even want to imagine my life without her
    lovelee83 lovelee83 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    I want to be used by a lot of men, any guys text me for some good chats;)
    Shadrinz01 Shadrinz01 13-15, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    i do support others with autism, i have autism too i want too learn more about my autism too
    autism1011 autism1011 22-25, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Severity level Social communication Restricted, repetitive behaviors Level 3 "Requiring very substantial support” Severe deficits in verbal and nonverbal social communication...
    autism1011 autism1011 22-25, M 3 Responses Feb 1

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    I used to till now..."until you behave normal I don't have a daughter" ....but what is normal? How does someone with autism act normal?
    DeathIsFinal DeathIsFinal 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    i want too talk too others who have autism or a mom or dad or someone who knows about autism i need advice
    autism1011 autism1011 22-25, M 4 Responses Jan 28

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    I'm talking significantly younger. Not sleeping as in being asleep but as in being intimate. I was 11 and he was 8.
    pardax pardax 13-15, M 3 Responses Jan 28

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    ok i will tell you about me first i have autism level 2 autism i was diagnosed at age 24 but had autism my whole life i have , adhd, ocd, i have speech issues , i have a learning...
    autism1011 autism1011 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 26

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    The first time was drunken sex and the second time was half drunken sex. And damn I would do it again...
    ladyslymz ladyslymz 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 26

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    I am 13 years old and my little brother is 10 years old and he is having some issues with anger in his life right now. If he doesn't get his way he throws a big fit and can...
    quickonmyfeet quickonmyfeet 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 25

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