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I Have An Autistic Grandchild

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    2 Autistic Grandchildren

    i have 2 grandchildren, different parents, with asbergers syndrome, A.K.A. high functioning autism.  i adore them.  but they have no social skills, no friends, unusual fears, and are obnoxious when they try to interact with people. it makes me cry.
    robyn robyn 51-55, F 4 Responses Jul 31, 2009

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    Autistic Children

    Luke was my first grandchild. He just turned five. He walked at eight months. He spoke early. At about two he started regressing. It has been very hard. We got him in programs right away. Now you really cant even tell. He talks normally ,  and seems like a normal little...
    debysboys27 debysboys27 51-55, F Aug 1, 2008

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    My Grandson Is Autistic

    MY NAME IS RENA I HAVE GRANDSON THAT IS AUTISTIC. IAM TRYING TO FIND SCHOOL FOR HIM. IT IS HARD TO FIND SOMETIMES I LOOK IT HIM AND CRY. AND HE LOOK BACK IT ME LIKE GRANDMOM WHAT`S WRONG.EVERY PLACE I CALLED WAITING LIST IS FULL DON`T WHAT ELSE TO DO. SOMEBODY PLEASE HELP ME.
    CAVARIO CAVARIO 41-45 Nov 5, 2012

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    Autism In Children

    I have an Autistic grandson.  He's 6 ; but was told he was Autistic.  He is the smartest boys I know.  He can count to 1,000; tell time, loves music, swimming and hugging grandma.  He just recently told me he love's me.  I was so excited  I almost...
    Pepsigal525 Pepsigal525 56-60, F 2 Responses Jul 31, 2009

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    Children Are Gods Angel

    when my grandson was four he was diagnosed as having severe autism as we left the doctors surgery i felt numb and confused like i wanted to grieve for my little boy but this seemed wrong as i  held my boy many days i stayed like this then i wrote this poem I feel so...
    rosyposyshadow rosyposyshadow 51-55, F 4 Responses Apr 30, 2008

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    Good Or Bad?

    When my granddaughter was still a babe in arms I knew she wasn't ordinary.  She just wouldn't make eye contact with me.  Since I was enlisted to be her primary caregiver while her mother (my daughter) worked, we got to know one another very well indeed and she proved to...
    tigerbaby123 tigerbaby123 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 11, 2008

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    Even If You Dont Face It, Doesnt Mean It Isnt True

    my nephew is an autistic savant. At 5 years old he could navigate the internet. Instead of having a poster of elmo in his room he had a diagram of the human body with a pointer. My mother was dying of pancreatic cancer and he asked his mom how to spell pancreatic so he could look...
    francineo francineo 41-45, F 3 Responses Apr 20, 2008

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    My Special Grandson

    My grandson is now 7. He is still non-verbal. He is the sweetest and very loving. He is very happy most of the time. He and I share a very strong connection. He always showes emotion when he sees me.The one word he has never forgotten is "tickle",he loves to get in my...
    DrPepper DrPepper 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 30, 2008

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    Blessings

    I have an autistic grandchild. he is high functioning,six years old and very smart. He knows geography and can read on a 3rd grade level ,he can also tell you the make of any automobile. he is very accepting and such an example for me. Iam very blessed to have him in my life. He...
    maesy maesy 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 15, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    So here goes a long story. I'm a 20 year old guy (about to turn 21 in December). I have always gone through life being incredibly self-consious and lacking in confidence/self...
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    After having two bad seizures and coming to on the floor. I remember what I felt about my PNES just a year after my diagnose and how much I have changed because of it. In 2013 if I...
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    I have often felt that law does not necessarily equate with morality. There is no more evident example of this than in Walter Palmer's 'defence' on why he killed Cecil."I thought...
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    I've been on E P for many years. I've been on similar kinds of sites over the years. I've participated in chat rooms on the net over the years. I interact with women in gyms in...
    thebustierthebetter thebustierthebetter 46-50, M 6 hrs ago

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    I have some good friends, some great friends, and very few special friends. One of my very special friends sent me a box of apples today from his personal orchard. I was so excited...
    DisappearIntoSilence DisappearIntoSilence 31-35, F 8 hrs ago

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    I had a dream today, it only happens when I oversleep. It's like I'm completely recharged so now I have the capacity to remember and play out this dream. I was walking to work...
    Sunshinemms Sunshinemms 22-25, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I am a person that loves travelling.That travells every year. I moved few years back to another country. I travel hundreds of kilometers to see my relatives and close friends...
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    Ok. So I have run 24 miles over the past week and walked at least that much. Thus I have lost a little weight and part of an inch from the waist (down to 36 1/4" when fully...
    silmarilion123 silmarilion123 41-45, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    To preface this, I need advice on how to deal with my anxiety, how to manage my emotions and how to make friends... Currently I smoke week when I am stressed or sad or anxious...
    MyMindCravesNectar MyMindCravesNectar 22-25, F 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I Have Random Thoughts My top 10. Opinions are mine and mine alone. Don't like them. Go away. 1. Without coffee I think I would be in a coma or dead. 2. A nice tattoo or nice...
    mslvr01 mslvr01 46-50, M 10 hrs ago

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    Last night, I watched a movie called A Scanner Darkly. As I watched, I got drunk by myself. When the movie was over I realize that I was just like the people in the movie. Yes...
    WanderingEcoFaerie WanderingEcoFaerie 22-25, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Its not what we do to impress. Its how well we save society Impressions are assumptions. Or scars Or lies. Image became pushed as vital. And society grew sickening...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 10 hrs ago

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    I'm Luke, I'm 13 and a high school freshman. Last night I had a somewhat unsettling experience. See, every night during the summer I sleep downstairs because I have no AC in my...
    LukeH01 LukeH01 13-15 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Have a migraine..too many emotions, not enough sleeping, in combo with it being 85 degrees last night...when I woke up this morning the light coming in the window hurt and I wanted...
    Forevertired22 Forevertired22 22-25, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I've always had a high pain tolerance. I've been dealing with migraines, unstable kneecaps, and back problems my whole life. So I'm not sure when the plantar fasciitis pain...
    irlnagi irlnagi 22-25, T 11 hrs ago

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    Hi guys please read? Ok well basically I don't think I've really felt this way before When I'm walking home from school I get this feeling that people are criticizing me and when...
    uglyloner uglyloner 18-21, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    whenever theres a happy disposition in life i've always notice that they have strong belief in god. i use to believe in Jesus i think I am still today but whenever theres tragedy...
    HoneyClover HoneyClover 26-30, F 12 hrs ago

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    I find it very hard not to think about people who have hurt my feelings. I have running dialogue in my head of past confrontations and future ones. I still remember in 3rd grade...
    tarabull tarabull 31-35, F 12 hrs ago

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    I would like to have a friend who have sweaty hands like me because she can understand how I feel and I do not have to feel embarrassed about my hands and can be myself around them...
    ternat567 ternat567 22-25, F 12 hrs ago

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    I love people watching. Generally it tends to happen when I'm eating out on my own and wifi/3G is bad. But I've always been fascinated by the way people carry themselves. You can...
    AthenaJones AthenaJones 36-40, F 7 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I really want to have kids but may be pregnant by someone else and my boyfriend is incarcerated I'm very nervous and haven't seen my period and my breasts are aching. PLEASE HELP...
    Sharnice2017 Sharnice2017 22-25, F 4 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I'll probably have to get used to it. I have me, myself and I. YAY(!)
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I'm not that concerned if you don't have a photo, but if you have minimal to no experiences and/or no stories, there's a very good chance I won't interact with you.
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I often wonder why me? I sometimes don't feel normal, and it sucks because I want to me wear my cute clothes and flip-flops and simply not sweat. High school was a challenge...
    JordanTre JordanTre 18-21, F 13 hrs ago

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    Ever since I graduated I have no motivation whatsoever I don't exactly know what to do with my life anymore. School was my life and working while in school was my excuse to not...
    allofme4 allofme4 22-25, F 16 hrs ago

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    Hello everyone. I don't have Dermatophagia but I think my 14 year old daughter might. It all started when she was about in 5th grade. She used to chew the scabs on her legs. So...
    UltraSonicPanda UltraSonicPanda 31-35, F 16 hrs ago

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    It's not like any of you have Absolutely no body but I do understand have a very small selective people to have. Anyway, I will be here for you. And I do care.
    laurenzerbe laurenzerbe 16-17, F 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I have to have my morning coffee or I won't be able to properly function that day. Anyway a few months back my coffeemaker just DIED. I mean it did absolutely nothing, didn't light...
    Kornloves22 Kornloves22 22-25, M 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I have 2 and want MORE! But I never get one for a fashion statement. Each one I have and will get will represent a story of my life. I got a snake tattooed on my right arm due to...
    WokenandOpen WokenandOpen 31-35, M 18 hrs ago

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    First let me express my deepest gratitude for this site, and this group. I'm a 23 year old female from the depths of one of the most religious and conservative places in the US. I...
    poliscinerd25 poliscinerd25 22-25, F 19 hrs ago

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    My ex-friends sucked. There were the little things. Just typical teenaged small problems that would roll off my back. I'd be the third-wheel whenever I was in a group with them...
    sabertigersab sabertigersab 18-21, F 19 hrs ago

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    I am basically nocturnal right now. I keep trying to reverse it... I better get my sleep schedule back in order because I'm going to have to be getting up at 6:30 once the semester...
    starling156 starling156 18-21, M 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    There's days where I forget I am autistic. Surprising isn't it. Today was not one of those days. Too many people today. Too many emotions. Too many decisions. Too many things to...
    jacquelinejones jacquelinejones 46-50 1 Response 2 days ago

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