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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I'm told I don't see the world they way others do. Usually people on the the Autistic spectrum are really high functioning, but me? Nope! I get the joy of being really bad at...
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