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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    The Uncanny Valley You don’t know I’m borderline autistic. To you, I’m just a jerk. You don’t know I’ve worked really hard and come a long way. To you, I’ll never be...
    kiarrafire kiarrafire 18-21, F 2 Responses May 7

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    I am a father who is autistic and I have a son who is autistic.Are you an autistic father too?Share your stories :)No mothers or women please.
    SoulBoi SoulBoi 26-30, M May 10

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    I love my baby boy this is his account. He has asked me to make this for him. So he could make more kind and very nice people as he dose not have many friends. My son was diagnosed...
    ewohluke ewohluke 18-21, M 1 Response May 1

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    I love my baby boy this is his account. He has asked me to make this for him. So he could make more kind and very nice people as he dose not have many friends. My son was diagnosed...
    ewohluke ewohluke 18-21, M May 1

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    I am autistic, since childhood, I've always been at home. from friends that I've somehow managed to make, I never really connected or even hung out with them, besides school.I...
    omss omss 18-21, M 1 Response May 3

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    I am a brony and autistic (aspergers)
    GalacticDaniel GalacticDaniel 13-15, M 1 Response May 7

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    Unintentional Inspiration The day my friend and I exchanged our secrets changed my life. I just didn’t realize how much at the time. She was my idol, brilliant, charismatic...
    kiarrafire kiarrafire 18-21, F May 7

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    I am Autistic. I NEED you to be UPFRONT with me. I don't Give a **** that you want to be Nice. I NEED. You. To. Be. Up. Front. I don't care how you were socialized from birth or...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 1 Response May 12

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    I sincerely do not feel that the “blame” should be placed on the DIL, or any “blame” towards not one person. Look, life happens, family happens. As a mother of three, I...
    nanawhomisseshergirl nanawhomisseshergirl 41-45, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    All my life I've been ostracized, rejected and bullied for being autistic. Even by family. I never get that bond or sense of belonging that most people seem to have.
    UnwantedPup UnwantedPup 31-35, T Apr 24

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    My whole family has gradually come to reject me and ostracize me. I haven't done anything to them, but I stick out as different and they dislike me for that. I'm the awkward...
    UnwantedPup UnwantedPup 31-35, T Apr 24

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    -Father. Sociopathic. Physically and mentally abusive to both my mother and myself. I lived with him for thirteen years. My current household: -Mother. I live with her now. Was...
    SilencesLullaby SilencesLullaby 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 26

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    What happens with me is that I have to reread the page or a paragraph in order to acquire something like 80 % of information retained and processed in my brain. I don't know what...
    somniatorlupus somniatorlupus 18-21, M Apr 26

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    Am I a Monster? For me, the worst part of living with a mental disease was feeling like I can’t trust myself. When I was little, people told me I was different and I didn’t...
    kiarrafire kiarrafire 18-21, F 1 Response May 7

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    Yeah, sure..... My psychologist told me I could have a form of autism, I have no clue how they came up with such a thing. I looked up the symptoms in adults, and saw some symptoms...
    littlewolf1 littlewolf1 13-15, F 1 Response May 8

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    God why are people with autism spectrum disorders so retarded and sensitive? They need to buck up! Okay so two weeks ago my other autistic friend spend the night with me because I...
    JoyJoy7 JoyJoy7 22-25, F 8 Responses May 11

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    I have a lot of problems socially and I never took criticism very well. I suspect I am autistic but was never diagnosed because I never had any developmental delays. I'm 20 now and...
    literaldisaster literaldisaster 18-21, T May 14

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    I met my on the Internet in 08 I never met someone that's been thoroughly so much since they day they was born abandoned adopted, abused by foster parent sexually assaulted beating...
    Vafamly Vafamly 36-40, M 1 Response May 16

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    Just saw a commercial for "Tena". It led with the line "Just because your bladder is changing, doesn't mean you have to". And showed "aging" women chasing their grandchildren...
    SavannahAnsley SavannahAnsley 41-45, F 2 Responses May 7

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    Meet a girl.. Lolz change the world.. marry that girl.. have at least six or seven beautiful children.. Love them with all my heart and soul!! Spoil grandchildren.. and finally die...
    Tripp93 Tripp93 18-21, M 11 Responses May 15

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    It is amazing to me that my grandchildren have never had the delight of answering the phone not knowing who is calling. They look at the caller ID before they pick up. When I was...
    1HelluvaMessGma 1HelluvaMessGma 61-65, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Growing up, I never had the easiest childhood. There, got that out of the way. Both my parents were drug addicts, so the marriage obviously wasn't a happy one; a lot of nights of...
    iespnz iespnz 22-25, M 1 Response May 10

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    My husband is a workaholic he is unromantic and thinks that life should be all about working so our grandchildren which we don't have (I'm 29) can have a better life. I'm all about...
    StilettoEsquire StilettoEsquire 26-30, F a week ago

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    Grommit has what she needs more or less and is happy. A couple sliding last night. They catch me so I catch them. Haul them up the slope. This morning further chats and then a...
    grommit3 grommit3 36-40, F 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Ok, y'all ready for another rant? Here we go in 3...2...1...NOW! I have a classmate named Sylvia. She is SO. FŬCKING. ANNOYING (there's gonna be a lot of letters with weird...
    BlueMetalChick BlueMetalChick 18-21, F 9 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I'm shy and don't have much friends to socialize with. I don't go out much. I don't get invited to lunch, coffee or parties. I never travel. Been in the same city for more then 10...
    kekehuang kekehuang 36-40, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I knew this life was going to be short every life is shorter than we think. I realize that I don't have everything figured out yet I am still trying. I have come to realize that...
    kayegela kayegela 31-35, F 9 hrs ago

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    Anxiety runs my life. I have what I like to call situational anxiety not sure if that's a thing...but any event/party/gathering/errand I have to do causes me anxiety to an extent...
    Slackergirl Slackergirl 31-35, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    My name Douglas dashy from England, Oxford,UK ...HIV has been ongoing in my family for long..I lost both parents to HIV and it is so much pain have not been able to get over.As we...
    Kenned Kenned 18-21, M 14 hrs ago

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    I have Demons everywhere inside of me and I like that I am working on summoning more demons inside of me. I even have Satan inside of me my body is filled with darkness I have a...
    PrinceofEvil666 PrinceofEvil666 26-30, M 10 hrs ago

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    Well.... I'm Chinese (but I was born in and still live in Indonesia lol) and I've always wanted to have a western boyfriend.... My friend told me that western people tend to be...
    salmon140301 salmon140301 13-15, F 8 hrs ago

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    I've never even been diagnosed with anxiety before, but I KNOW I have it. My parents refuse to take me to a psychiatrist, I've seriously begged them to take me, and I can't go by...
    kaylynx kaylynx 16-17, F 5 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Although I'm a lot better than I was a few months ago, I still have very bad days. Today is one of them. I'm just failing to see the point in my life and feeling let down by...
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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