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I Have An Autistic Grandchild

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Three of my grandparent died before my parents were aged 2 and the one remaining grandmother had dementia so in a way I never knew any of then.I like being a grandfather and have 4...
    Wulfstan Wulfstan 70+, M Jun 24

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    What I feel I can't describe. I can't express it which is usually the case. Maybe because I'm autistic. I feel lonely I guess but that's not all. It's not that there isn't an...
    NotApplicable NotApplicable 22-25, F Jul 2

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    I have an autistic sister and it has gotten much, much worst. She is 15, I am 12 and everything is a competition for her. I get facebook, she gets facebook and then she gets...
    friesiansarebest friesiansarebest 13-15, F 4 days ago

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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...
    DizzieDazie DizzieDazie 18-21, F Jul 5

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    My autism ruined most of my life. I wish I could relive as an autistic anthro fox
    Miserablechildhood Miserablechildhood 13-15, M 4 Responses Jun 29

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    Whose had this experience ? Nobody , yet , :) what does subotaged mean ? Is it wrongly spelt ? I'm not the worlds best speller , just like Shakespeare wasn't :) , my punctuation is...
    interlink2 interlink2 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 3

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    This is , in my view , is a contradiction in terminology :) I don't like this high functioning notion :( whose to say what it takes to be high functioning ? We are all in a...
    interlink2 interlink2 51-55, M Jul 3

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    And I f***ing hate it. My social life is not how I wanted it to be, I have no friends. What am I supposed to do??? I wish I never had it. I bet my life would be 100000000000X...
    Scax Scax 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    My psychiatrist recommended I try a Day Hospital group on his floor. It's a short program, about three weeks long, but I moved to give it a go. I never knew it would end up being...
    NoraDysphoria NoraDysphoria 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 29

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    I'm a single mother of three children, 2 have autism. My daughters are 10 years old. They are fraternal twins. It's hard as a single mother to deal with autistic children on your...
    Katrina11798 Katrina11798 31-35, F Jun 29

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    One thing that you will know if you have a child with with an autism spectrum disorder is that there are often specific things that will calm the child down in the middle of a rage...
    The100DayLetters The100DayLetters 36-40, F Jul 4

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    My son has autism and I have Aspergers my other son may have Aspergers and my boyfriend has Aspergers.
    prettybum prettybum 18-21, F Jul 7

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    I believe that some people should have kids too. I know this lady that beats her autistic child because she can't handle how different he is. She also makes her kids lie about her...
    Samaccino Samaccino 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    My husband will be taking a trip to go pick up our daughter and grandchildren. He wants me to go and I really want to however its a 10 hour drive and using the restroom is a...
    seberlin seberlin 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    I was diagnosed Feb 2014. I'm 53 yrs old. I have been married 34 yrs to a wonderful man. The mother of 5 grown children and grandmother of 10 grandchildren. I have had epilepsy...
    GRSears GRSears 51-55, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    Well, here is my story... First, I am a 58 year old from Pennsylvania, USA, happily married, very healthy (except a small weight issue) wonderful children (2) and 6 beautiful...
    lmccard lmccard 56-60, F Jul 3

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    I started reading every ones story and I was shocked at how much in common are stories are. I used to be so ashamed of my mother's illness and kept it a secret. As mom got older...
    pamq pamq 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 10

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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 1 day ago

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    September 2010: Sometime this month, without knowledge, I conceived my second child. I was living in Dodge City, KS with my ex fiancé and his son. We were constantly fighting and...
    Krissysheart Krissysheart 22-25, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I am Lisa new here. I don't know how to describe myself. I am a sentimental but optimistic girl. I feel so lone and helpless when I was told that I had affected with herpes.I have...
    herpesltr herpesltr 31-35 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Welp so it looks like I'm the first post here. *takes a deep breath* okay, so my mom who is now 37 years old is a drug addict, more specifically meth, speed, heroine and whatever...
    Cryingsmile Cryingsmile 16-17, T 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    It all started when I got really bad pains in my joints every day it was a new pain somewhere else. To be honest everyone thought I was crazy I knew something was wrong. So a few...
    HannahdawnK HannahdawnK 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I don't quite know where to begin. I am feeling that there is absolutely no point in being so close to anybody anymore. It just hurts too much when they are gone. I have lost...
    SteelPearl SteelPearl 46-50, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    After 21 years of marriage, my wife wanted me to take another woman out to dinner and a movie. She said, “I love you, but I know this other woman loves you and would love to...
    sapphire601 sapphire601 31-35, F 3 hrs ago

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    Me too., i have terrible memories of school .. I feel i missed a lot of my education dealing with bullies n meanies that i couldnt comcentrate on my studied. I was made to feel...
    Janeysunshine Janeysunshine 36-40, F 1 Response 13 mins ago

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    It is a friend with benefits rather than multiple like the title suggests. I have never done it before. Probably wouldn't do it again. But now I feel trapped and I think he does...
    starflower1 starflower1 26-30, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Okay this is something sorta crazy I know. Back when I was 13 I was raped on my way home from school and I didn't tell anyone and it broke me and ripped me apart still today I...
    Finniees Finniees 16-17, F 5 hrs ago

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    I am repulsed by them. I have encountered many and our personalities don't mesh. I try to tolerate them but sometimes I feel we speak in different language and live in a different...
    Susana1985 Susana1985 26-30, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I don't know why but ever since i was little i have peeled my skin and its only gotten worse over the years. I want help with it but i don't know if anyone can help me. Right now i...
    Caitlinsmith1636 Caitlinsmith1636 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    A couple of nights ago, I woke up from a deep sleep and had a weird epiphany about myself. I've always really enjoyed taking and being in pictures, but as of late, I've really...
    ohjoyousone ohjoyousone 26-30, F 34 mins ago

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    (Pic) Ya i have bad days, but they could be worse. I feel sorry for Mr. Stickman. He really has been out through a lot all these years.
    QuiltedBathwater QuiltedBathwater 18-21, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I was raped by my brother of 8-9 years my age; who was beaten and raped by my half brother of 10-11 years my age who was raped by his mother and beaten by our father. Fun family...
    LightYagami LightYagami 18-21, M 7 hrs ago

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    I am new to this site. misdiagnosed at 2 then again at 8 and finally diagnosed correctly with BM. MDA camp every summer but i still feel pretty alone. still struggling with the...
    sydneyalexis97 sydneyalexis97 16-17, F 7 hrs ago

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    Yep lol it is my weakness I have when it comes to attractive guys
    Unsettledteen Unsettledteen 18-21, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    It's such a crazy things that I have to wait someone after I know he'll not come back 😒
    solida solida 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    People like myself need to be encouraged to put her own needs first and to find a relationship that reciprocates. I have been way, way too selfless. A traumatic pattern of being a...
    Ajushi Ajushi 31-35, M 5 hrs ago

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    So as u all know I'm jadah doll. And so many of u say I'm fake when others say amazingly nice things so thank you but I'm not who u think I am Al the people who think I'm fake...
    GIRLYGIRL894 GIRLYGIRL894 18-21, F 6 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I had my heart broken by this person i was in a not official relationship with for about six months. We were and still are very close. What happened was that i started to get a bit...
    Rei124 Rei124 13-15, F 5 hrs ago

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