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I Have An Autistic Grandchild

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 13 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    Related Experiences

    Every day I learn more about my son, about people who have autistic children...it seems we're not as alone as I feel sometimes. Other families' successes give me hope that my boy...
    RNY83 RNY83 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 18

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    I don't know alot of ppl with autistic siblings, so hopefully i could find someone here? My older brother has autistic spectrum disorder. I cant really have normal conversations...
    fayrenheit fayrenheit 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 8

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    I'm not sure what job I actually do .. I've never had a full time job :( I have spent my life observing and feeling apart .. My empathy is to high .. My sympathy to low .. I don...
    Homejames Homejames 51-55, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Im the 8th born out of 11. My name is Emma and I am 17, my mom and dad both have 11 children TOGETHER, including two sets of twins. I also have 16 nieces and nephews, plus my...
    EmmaDex EmmaDex 16-17, F Dec 15

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    i been diagnosed as PDD since 2003 and "autistic like behavior " since the age of 3 and life has been challenging on and off. Academically i am pretty smart but socially and...
    db174 db174 31-35, F Dec 9

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    I have three cats a black one named Athena, One white and brown one named Auto, and One Black grey and white striped one named peaches. Athena is playful and happy always but she...
    Cheshirecupacat Cheshirecupacat 13-15, F Dec 15

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    I am a 47 yr old man. I respond to posts that people as young as 13-15 post. I do this because I have raised a son, 19, and daughter, 21. I have my psychology degree, have been...
    mslvr01 mslvr01 46-50, M 6 Responses Dec 15

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    I am an autistic artistic. My art blog is at daru3-davidart.blogspot.com. Come take alook, make a comment, and justify my life
    daru3200 daru3200 56-60 2 days ago

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    you were never there for me, I've only learned one fact out of the many I know from you...I have learned how to be a man from my mom and through the harsh realities of trail and...
    MosBlccPhnix MosBlccPhnix 22-25, M Dec 6

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    I am the only child born to two only children. I changed schools a couple of times in high school then left my home town and school friends to live in London, then Europe, finally...
    scaaliwaag scaaliwaag 61-65 1 Response Dec 11

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    We have an excellent Zoo near where I live. They have large open areas for the animals. They are very knowledgeable about how to create a safe and healthy environment for them and...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 2 Responses Dec 19

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    So another family member has passed. He was my Dad's stepdad who took over my Dad's "father role" while my Dad was a child since my Dad's real father was never in the picture. We...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Does anyone have any like physical symptoms that they are aware of before a transition or like do you have friends, family, spouses that notice any physical signs/symptoms before a...
    xobeautynvrdiesxo xobeautynvrdiesxo 26-30, F 1 Response 50 mins ago

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    So I'm looking for a specific quote. I don't remember how it exactly what it was so I was hoping you guys could help me. It talked about how "when you want someone you trying...
    skyblue914 skyblue914 16-17, F 50 mins ago

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    Does anyone's spouse show physical symptoms that they are about to have a transition to one of their alters? or has anyone around you ever noticed any physical signs/symptoms...
    xobeautynvrdiesxo xobeautynvrdiesxo 26-30, F 48 mins ago

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    What have been your experiences with passive aggressive manipulative people ? How do you manage not wanting to drive them into a wall? Thanks.
    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F 2 Responses 27 mins ago

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    I am waiting for the one. But I think he will never come. To be honest I never had a boyfriend. But I did have had this someone. At that time I was still so young. But distance...
    1hatemy5elf 1hatemy5elf 16-17, F 26 mins ago

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    NOVEMBER 3rd 2014(monday) It was my sisters birthday.I went to a temple with my sister and her family(uncle). After 1 hour we reached the temple and i told them that i will sit...
    Camouflage Camouflage 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 29

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    I'm a married, young woman with a 6 yr old son. I've been married close to 7 years. My husband and I have had really rough patches,but we are doing pretty good now with healthy...
    lovelyvidel lovelyvidel 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 29

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    This is to you baby, our song: "Worldwide" [James:] Ooh Wait a minute before you tell me anything, how was your day? Cause I've been missing [Kendall:] You by my side, yeah...
    LawrenceGirl16 LawrenceGirl16 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 29

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    once I was at this birthday party thing with my family and we shared a table. plus I have an anxiety of tight places. I get unhappy and I can't control what's going on, I just...
    VictoriaHall VictoriaHall 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 29

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    I am 26 and I no longer have any friends. I want the closeness of friendship more than I could ever explain but I hate the awkward moments I seem to have when it comes to keeping...
    sparrow412 sparrow412 26-30, F 6 Responses Nov 29

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    I have been exposed to it twice, once as a result of war and once thanks to cleaning up after bush fires. In the case of the latter, I used have flash backs, nightmares. Anger was...
    PaulineRoberta PaulineRoberta 46-50, F Nov 29

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    Should I continue a relationship with my mom? Growing up, my mom and I had an amazing relationship. My parents divorced when I was 3, and even though they were separated, I was...
    annamarie1 annamarie1 18-21, F Nov 29

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    The more I have grown older. The more I'm like "**** that and **** them". Doesn't mean I've grown all too stronger. But I'm not taking the crap that it's always 'my fault' and that...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Nov 29

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    latlely I have been having troubles sleeping or staying asleep. no matter how tired I am I just can't do it. I have been having family troubles since my aunt past away Feb 14, 2...
    MarineGirlfriendMary MarineGirlfriendMary 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 29

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    The only good thing about having a bad cold is using the pun.....My nose is running and I have to go catch it.
    AlysonAnnaD AlysonAnnaD 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 29

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    I don't think I've ever truly smiled. I don't think anyone has seen the real me. I don't think my friends have ever seen me cry. I don't think I've ever shown them the pain I go...
    SoulWriter17 SoulWriter17 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 29

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    My mother may not make it through the night. But she might. I am unsure what I should do. She's trying to walk around...I am trying to stay out of the nurse's way as they try ti...
    Myzery Myzery 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 29

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    Idk what's going on or if I'm js overthinking it but the "baby" subject and me having one keeps getting brought up, like my friend Amanda had a dream Abt me being pregnant, today I...
    DRB92 DRB92 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 29

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    i am now working ast cameraman in cine field....i want to tell somthing about prostitute the way of cinema so i have real story about prostitue.my story base:evry girl like haveing...
    kanagan kanagan 22-25 Nov 29

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    I'm a 22 year old mother of 3 beautiful baby's .I was diagnosed with stage 3 nasopharyngeal carcinoma Oct this year .only symptoms lost earring in my right ear and I have enlarged...
    tippyseeg tippyseeg 22-25, F Nov 29

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    I have nightmares every night because of my abusive childhood. Many times, I'm afraid of going to sleep at night, for dear of waking up in terror. I wish they would go away.
    iwuvmusic iwuvmusic 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 29

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    back in days I were in a class and i had a good amount of pepita seeds in my pocket so i started eating them and i also shared some with three of my friends and we tried to make...
    T0bone T0bone 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 29

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    Sometimes, we have to do a little evil, to do greater good. #kingdomofheaven
    PandaLim PandaLim 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 29

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    I have really nice imac that has decided this evening that it doesn't want to boot. Giving me the flashing folder of doom, I feel a long day of troubleshooting a head of me...
    misspaperwait misspaperwait 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 29

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    I have a lot of fantasies but one of them is to watch my girl get fuckked but another guy and I don't even know why
    maz956 maz956 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 29

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