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I Have An Autistic Grandchild

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Yeah, I have Autism, so what? That don't mean I'm retarded. People who are autistic don't mean retardation anyway. Some of yall don't understand about what Autism is. There's...
    RappingAboutMyLife RappingAboutMyLife 16-17, M 3 Responses Jan 11

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    They call it the Triad of impairment The hidden disability Autism Asperger's Autistic A spectrum within the human spectrum ASD a quality a distinction Human Spectrum Disorder...
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    Not going to lie I was getting really overwhelmed during my birthday dinner n celebration. I started thinking about death again, almost cried. Stopped myself. I tried to smile in...
    NotApplicable NotApplicable 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    And I'm damn proud of it! Seriously, autistics are usually the ones with the most innovative, interesting ideas, and are extremely smart and we wouldn't be where we are now...
    magicalenby magicalenby 16-17, T 1 Response Jan 6

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    i have paranoid schizo affective disorder with severe anxiety and a 8 year old son who is autistic i never really think who may have it worse then me but i definitely feel like why...
    tiiedrope tiiedrope 26-30, F Jan 3

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    I don't have a Facebook.. Or twitter or any other mainstream social media for that matter. It sounds stupid but I've had self esteem issues for a while so around the time fb got...
    Dreamscape98x Dreamscape98x 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    Hooray for today! Its our 1st anniversary today with my honey bee travis ! :* huhu Time flies so fast we just met , you court me I answered you , we fight and argue but still we...
    faye08 faye08 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    Constantly everyday I tell myself," I'm going to be ok" but I don't know when that will ever happen. I try to live life in confidence and bring joy to people but I am always...
    YoyoDuckyMomo YoyoDuckyMomo 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 9

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    So I joined an autism group last spring because I felt that I needed to make more friends. We go on trips every weekend, and there is this "group chaperone" and two mentors... The...
    Scax Scax 16-17, F Jan 12

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    I am smart but they all say I am stupid or slow ,,, why are they soo mean to me. i feel like a normal boy i do have some times a problem finding kids i talked to before but i...
    mike2001a mike2001a 13-15, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have asperger's syndrome, which is a form of high-functioning autism. I'm not good at dealing with other people, online or off. The only thing I excel at is creative writing. I...
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I have the best Father in the World.He worked hard throughout his life to give us all a good home,he really took care of his family.Now that i am grown,an adult and have a family...
    coastiewife36 coastiewife36 36-40, F Jan 1

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    The most crucial matter for one to do is your homework. Research all you can about other Offshore banks structures, Offshore banks Banks and offshore banking. In this way you are...
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    Her name was Shadow ... she was my partner's dog - a bull mastiff. She was getting old - nearly 9 and like a lot of big dogs was feeling her age. I called her 'The Savage Attack...
    shaggynz shaggynz 41-45, M 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Is anyone else out there looking forward to the movie "Cake" where Jennifer Aniston plays Claire, a chronic pain patient? I'm definitely going to go see it in the theaters. I'm...
    xxLionessxx xxLionessxx 36-40, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Teacher: "If I gave you 2 cats and another 2 cats and another 2, how many would you have?" Johnny: "Seven." Teacher: "No, listen carefully... If I gave you two cats, and another...
    littlecarmel littlecarmel 26-30, F 1 hr ago

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    My parents have started going nude around the house. There is me (16) my two sisters (17, and 15) and brother (13). There were some rules like we don't go full nude and with we...
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    I been thinking a lot about this life thing. What it has in store for me and what am I gonna do with it. We humans always think for ourselves right? always the same old, get...
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    This friend is the only friend I have ever truly been able to tell anything to them and be completely honest. I never feel judged or belittled and I know my secrets are kept safe...
    unfixablegirl unfixablegirl 36-40, F 3 hrs ago

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    I think I have lost my mind. I will get off work at 7 am and have agreed to come in at 3 pm to help out and work 16 hr on a 3 day stretch. I will be dead tomorrow morning.
    sml4 sml4 46-50, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    So I have scars that practically cover my body and I start gym class this semester... I'm going to be made fun of.... Almost all of the girls in that class have made fun of me...
    xxbrokengirl98xx xxbrokengirl98xx 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Society has long become more open to the idea of older man - younger woman relationship and older woman - younger man relationship as well. Hollywood has brought in the practice of...
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    Would you rather have: (Superpower) (1)The ability to know the statistical history of absolutely anything about anyone. (How many guys your wife has slept with, how many boogers...
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    Society has long become more open to the idea of older man - younger woman relationship and older woman - younger man relationship as well. Hollywood has brought in the practice of...
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    Knowing you work nights but have to go in the morning is not good... Real world problems.
    cmontemayor0517 cmontemayor0517 22-25, M 3 hrs ago

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    I have never minded or been grossed out by my bfs foot fetsh and we even incorporate it into the bedroom even though it's not my cup of tea. But it seems like he has an obsession...
    kbby22 kbby22 22-25, F 4 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I have a boyfriend. He melts me into a puddle in my panties. He makes my heart hurt and my brain stupid. I don't need him and he doesn't need me but we chose to spend all our free...
    Lynzeelionhair Lynzeelionhair 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    it has gotten pretty bad it's out of control i use **** a lot ,and if i don't i get all restless and anxious and panicky and confused and disconnected . i get some kind of...
    AndeleAndele AndeleAndele 18-21, M 1 hr ago

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    I can't breath. I haven't slept more then 8 hours this past week. my doctor hasn't refilled my meds. I'm loosing my mind. I can't stop seeing him. I feel like hes always watching...
    LunaMariee LunaMariee 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Lately I've been feeling really anxious. I have this weird and terrifying feeling that I'm not really here. Of course I'm here but I don't feel like myself. I can do things...
    lc543 lc543 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    Well I wouldn't say Dysfunction but I do have Nodules that have gotten bigger :/ 3 years ago, I couldn't feel them, not I feel them when I swallow and sing and high range going...
    RyRyOfAwesomeness RyRyOfAwesomeness 13-15, M Dec 28, 2014

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    Hey, I am 18 and preparing for my university enterance exam. There is this course that helps you to practice for it. And there is a boy of course. Normally I am never sure if I...
    CutePerfectionist CutePerfectionist 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    first off i'm not looking for attention i'm looking for a way out of heart break and any suggestions are ok. i messed up when i moved away from my boyfriend of 3 yrs (fiancee for...
    beautifuldisaster1206 beautifuldisaster1206 18-21, F Dec 28, 2014

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    And I still do... Whenever I think about you. Even if it has been years, I still feel the chills and butterflies whenever I think of the moments we have shared...... And I don't...
    MsDemeanorMe MsDemeanorMe 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    finally have one after all my friends beged me to make one
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    I had just turned 20 and I had been living with my first love for a year and a half, a handsome, charming man who abused me physically and emotionally. One day when he'd been...
    Brainyblonde Brainyblonde 66-70, F 3 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    I'm only 20 years old, and I've had premonitions since I was younger. I still remember the very first time it happen. At first, I didn't know what it ment when I suddenly felt...
    sde715 sde715 18-21, F Dec 28, 2014

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