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I Have An Autistic Grandchild

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 13 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I admit I'm a brony. And I'm autistic. I'm trying to get used to friendships.
    AnonWesker AnonWesker 13-15, M 6 days ago

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    Diagnosed properly five years ago in New York by a woman doctor that took the time to research my issues and ordered the correct tests. Came back to my home in Utah and the...
    Andreacurtis01 Andreacurtis01 46-50, F 2 days ago

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    I have wondered about this for a while. Aspects of me match profiles given. I have taken online tests and they point in this direction. I would like an official diagnosis but in my...
    Gumba1000 Gumba1000 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 23

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    I am autistic. every other day, I can't sleep with the same thought in my head. I want to die, knowing that my social skills are practically garbage and I feel as though I can't...
    cudi123 cudi123 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    My aunt and I both work with special needs children. Last summer we were on vacation and we were talking about some of our students we had the previous year. Her fifteen year old...
    awaywego4 awaywego4 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    Don't we all? I mean, people meet me and they have no idea. But here is my story. My grandpa is a narcissist who has tried to ruin bot my parents' marriage and the marriage of my...
    MidnightLaughter MidnightLaughter 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    Among other things... ...6-8 kinds of Dr. diagnosed crazy on any given day. Depending on weather she is pretending to try and kill herself that year or not. No! I will never...
    teadiva teadiva 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    In the last five years. I stopped smoking altogether from sixty a day I produced over fifty drawings I went totally vegan after fifteen years of vegetarianism I joined tumblr and...
    dispossessed dispossessed 46-50, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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    THE KT ISSUING A BLONDIE EP ALTERNATIVE GRATITUDE LIST (Full disclosure: I like FB, for the trainwreck, heaping trash fire that many accounts are. What makes it so much better...
    Kickingtires Kickingtires 51-55, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Will this ever end? Hello. I'm 19 years old and turning 20 this year. I just graduated college and I'm about to find my first job. And I have PKC. I was first diagnosed with...
    cgdruta cgdruta 18-21, F 12 hrs ago

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    I'm a black woman and my fiance is white. We were invited to one of our friend's birthday party yesterday, who's also in an interracial relationship/marriage. He's black and his...
    Msprissy Msprissy 36-40, F 6 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I have a religious family and country and if something is forbidden then it is you can't argue with that or even ask for an explanation But also I respect everyone's sexuality...
    lmaowut lmaowut 18-21, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I want to thank all of my peers that were brave enough to tell me the ugly truth. Because of you, I have walked through life seeing the reality of things instead of living in a...
    4everlonelyalone 4everlonelyalone 31-35, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    So, I have been getting more into crochet as a hobby. I wanted to make something more substantial. So, I thought why not a baby blanket? I found a pattern I could make in 3 hours...
    galaxygurl galaxygurl 26-30, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Need some advice from anyone who's been in a similar situation. I've been trying to go non contact with my narc mother for three months neaely and I have had abusive letters, texts...
    mummytozach mummytozach 22-25, F 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I have been single since 2011, which means I haven't got a serious relationship for nearly 4 years. I have dated some girls in those years, but they didn't wanted strings attached...
    Hernando1987 Hernando1987 26-30, M 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I certainly have. I was a customer service representative for the longest time and I have been told multiple times (by guys) that I have a nice voice.
    deadgirlsfairytale deadgirlsfairytale 26-30, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    34 female, just diagnosed with BPN, after a long time not knowing what was wrong. I also have 2 neck herniations, where opinions from several different doctors varied about if my...
    twitchwitch twitchwitch 31-35, F 1 hr ago

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    How do I tell my boyfriend I have HSV2?? We have been in a long distance relationship since June of 2014. We have slept together. I found out 7 months after we slept together I...
    pndcdm0614 pndcdm0614 26-30, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I know I have a lot of acquaintances. People who you work with or just talk to but, you dont really care that much for them. When I did have friends I would call them all the time...
    IrMe IrMe 26-30, M 14 hrs ago

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    Ever since I was little I would have sexual dreams about children my own age. Now I still have sexual dreams about children, and I'm near 25. Anyone feel like explaining this one?
    DML2451 DML2451 22-25, M 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Ever since I was little I would have sexual dreams about children my own age. Now I still have sexual dreams about children, and I'm near 25. Anyone feel like explaining this one?
    DML2451 DML2451 22-25, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    On January 29th 2015, i broke my arm. The ulna and radius were both completely snapped. I had to have an operation to have metal plates put in. It's been about 10 weeks and i still...
    PoppyJones113 PoppyJones113 16-17, F 13 hrs ago

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    I just got a text from my bfs phone, with this picture attached. It said: “Hey loser! ;) Just so you know, your man can have any girl he wants! :D He doesn’t have to choose...
    Misspiggy1234 Misspiggy1234 22-25, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I have many friends who are either dating or married to a person of another race. I personally see nothing wrong with interracial relationships. I have never been involved with...
    joan1976 joan1976 36-40, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I don't know about others but I don't have a conscience. I don't really feel guilt no matter what I do. A lot of people find it chilling but I don't think it's all that bad as long...
    thefogman thefogman 18-21, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    My name is Dennis Day...If the lord allows me ..I'll turn 51 in june...wow..where does time fly...My daddy is bobby day..google him..my cousin...my grandmothers sister son..is...
    daykeith5 daykeith5 46-50, M 10 hrs ago

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    I guess when I grew up the relative that was strict was my aunt. She was the one who used to discipline me by smacking my always exposed bare legs. I recall the stinging slaps to...
    littlegreyshorts littlegreyshorts 51-55, M 9 hrs ago

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    It was September last year got with a girl and a couple nights after our first sexual encounter I noticed red bumps was hoping it was nothing but got tested and came back positive...
    necrothrash necrothrash 26-30, M 7 hrs ago

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    I remember walking down a road with my 2 best friends, they're my best friends in the dream since childhood, I've never met them in real life. One is a tall brunette with long hair...
    kayoshin kayoshin 31-35, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I received a joke letter in disguise of a love letter one day... I couldn't BELIEVE the guy I had a thing for actually returned those feelings for once. I was walking on cloud nine...
    4everlonelyalone 4everlonelyalone 31-35, F 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    59 years old and I have had 6 heart attacks since 2003. The first heart attack I had came on slowly over a few days with symptoms I excused as probably being heart burn because the...
    keltech keltech 56-60, M 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I hid at school, didn't go to lessons, came home with bruises and a broken nose. I was then home schooled for 2 months before going to a different school just to get bullied again...
    livelaughlove0987 livelaughlove0987 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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