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I Have An Autistic Grandchild

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    hello hello, my names emmett and i am autistic, i have asperger's syndromes and i hate functioning labels, i tend to hate allistics, i suffer from ableism more than i do this...
    Emzies Emzies 18-21 2 Responses Aug 7

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    Its my first time to have an autistic boyfriend. I love my autistic boyfriend so much. I know its very hard for me to understand his emotions that is like a cold person bec he cant...
    faye08 faye08 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2084036675/artistic-autistic-awareness?ref=email My Kickstarter application is finally live. I have autism and I find the preconceptions...
    TheNakedPoet TheNakedPoet 41-45, M 2 days ago

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    My ex is freaking out now. He doesn't even get why though because he's a repressed white dude. He tells me he loves me and calls me pet names even though I told him to stop. I told...
    NotApplicable NotApplicable 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    Hello :) My pain is silent. Nobody, not even my family, knows how much I hurt. I have two healthy adult daughters, and five amazing grandkids--gifts from God, every one. I have...
    sockmama sockmama 51-55, F 4 days ago

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    I'm on here because I'm losing my wife. Her son is 12 yr old severely autistic. She quit her job to focus on getting him help and fell into depression because of all the dead ends...
    heartbroke73 heartbroke73 41-45, M 3 Responses Jul 28

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    My little guy is 5 years old. Started out very rough and a lot of problems early on. But now he's labeled high functioning. This year he starts kindergarten in a regular class...by...
    Mytime32 Mytime32 31-35, F a week ago

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    My 18 year old and autistic 21 year old have no respect or appreciation for all I have done for them. They blame me for their dad leaving because of alcoholism many years ago. I...
    jalea1 jalea1 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 26

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    I posted earlier about my marriage failing thru stress from autism. To the women who have severely autistic children. My wife says she fell out of love because she can't handle the...
    heartbroke73 heartbroke73 41-45, M 3 Responses Jul 29

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    Im an autistic Canadian who wants to be an anthro cartoonist but Im badly effected by my life. I was born and raised in Hong Kong (worst place ever) I was bullied, neglected, hit...
    Miserablechildhood Miserablechildhood 13-15, M Jul 29

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    Well, I'm going to have to get a divorce. 1st reason was maybe wife and I rushed it, 2cd reason is because my stepson can't get benefits because how much I make. We've been trying...
    heartbroke73 heartbroke73 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 2

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    My father, who lived to be 83 years old and had traveled all over the country and had known countless people (some famous, he was a jazz musician) told me a few years back that I...
    NoHeartButMyOwn NoHeartButMyOwn 51-55, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    My little guy is 5 years old. Started out very rough and a lot of problems early on. But now he's labeled high functioning. This year he starts kindergarten in a regular class...by...
    Mytime32 Mytime32 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Australia was amazing ! Sold my car so that I could visit my grandchildren .!
    jackie1961winchester jackie1961winchester 51-55, F 2 Responses Jul 29

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    My MIL is not a bad person, but she says and does things that get to me. My husband and I are from two different cultures, with people from his culture being more direct and...
    luigisprincess luigisprincess 26-30, F Jul 22

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    I'm only 21 years old but can happily say that me and my younger sister have had the most idyllic childhood with many of our fond memories being spent with our grandparents. My...
    deathfromabove1066 deathfromabove1066 22-25, F Aug 1

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    First of all, God has talked to me today and I know I need to forgive myself and people who have hurt me, but it seems so hard. Also I really want self-confidence I wish it wasn't...
    alyjrose alyjrose 18-21, F Aug 2

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    This is many years ago but my oldest sister and I have never really been close growing up she did not like me around her friends. When I had my children and I went through a very...
    mamasecret mamasecret 51-55, F Aug 4

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    I think it's time I called out for help or advice.... I am a very very jealous person and I don't mean to be and I do not do it on purpose. I don't really know where it all came...
    TheUnpredictable9 TheUnpredictable9 18-21, F Aug 6

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    Everyone tries to understand, but it's impossible for them to. At 14 I lost my mother to pancreatitis, which of course was difficult. Even more difficult however was losing my...
    mushumulan mushumulan 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 8

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    So I have a MIL (mother in law) who loves me and appreciates me only when my father in law is around. Otherwise, she says mean comments, expects me to do all the unsavory chores at...
    Moteanu Moteanu 41-45, F 6 days ago

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    It's exactly 2 am here. I have school, doctor and have afternoon classes today. This week I have two important tests which I must not fail. Tomorrow and after tomorrow I'll have...
    brzdreamer brzdreamer 16-17, F Jul 21

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    My symptoms started when I was 16. I began to experience widespread joint, muscle pain, and headaches. I was seen by multiple doctors who said that I was perfectly fine and just...
    eeeck eeeck 26-30 Jul 21

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    I had a brother, who was my father, who was my uncle. He was murdered. Slaughtered even, his corpse looted & desecrated to this day. I'm sure you've heard of him. How can the...
    zinnyy zinnyy 22-25, M Jul 21

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    Hello. I was diagnosed with A.D. 5 years ago, and 5 years before that I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. I am currently 20 weeks pregnant (and it has been terrible thus far!) I...
    jenyeaz jenyeaz 22-25, F Jul 21

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    All my life i never thought that i could end up with no true friends like i do today.. I used to have a great childhood and lots of friends. but no true friends , not even one. I...
    thesimpletruth77 thesimpletruth77 36-40, F Jul 21

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    Is this normal? Does anyone else have this?
    Shizuka000 Shizuka000 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 21

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    I had been married for four months before I found out that my husband, whom I have been in a committed relationship for 9 years including a year-long engagement, cheated on me. It...
    krk314 krk314 31-35, F 5 Responses Jul 21

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    Last night I dreamt of an alien invasion. Lots of bright yellow spherical UFOs. My feelings in the dream were very intense. I have had dreams before where I woke up next to my now...
    tlee5001 tlee5001 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    We were so in love, but we agreed the timing wasn't right and the distance would be difficult. We still stay in touch. He said he's dating someone now, but he also gave me reason...
    SacredEarth SacredEarth 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 21

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    Really embarrassing experience! I was in Singapore on holiday with another family. They have two children: a boy (Howard) who is my age, and a girl (Roxanne) who is two years older...
    Matt2704 Matt2704 18-21, M 6 Responses Jul 21

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    Here are some of my Pet Peeves; Writing FIRST in a Comments Section. People Not Turning The Volume Off Their Keyboard While Texting. Wobbly Tables. Drivers who don't use a turn...
    KellysMyName KellysMyName 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    My boyfriend's half brother is 24. I'm 15. I have a crush on him. Like, a major crush. Ugh. I wish he would notice me when my boyfriend doesn't.
    stillYDGN stillYDGN 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    I was born with two spirit animals who are always by my side, from what I know its not normal for someone to have two spirit animals. I am able to find other people's spirit...
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    What if everywhere was like... Canada. What if hurler finished the job. Can you imagine how many things would not have happened??? 9/11. Afghanistan, operation enduring Freedom...
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    Do you ever wonder what it would be like to be able to go back in time and change how you reacted to something or someone? I sometimes do and tend to relive the moments and the...
    LivefortheWeekend LivefortheWeekend 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 21

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    Sometimes I just wanna forget all and be again the hard rock careless for emotions but only fun.Please myself and make my will,be in control,have the power.I suposse I should be...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F Jul 21

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    I'm am not typing this again so you'll have to read all my photos
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    When I was little (maybe 7) I use to have this reacquiring dream that I was running from zombies in a an lds church. (I was raised lds) I have done research on the meaning and it...
    tlee5001 tlee5001 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 21