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I Have An Autistic Grandchild

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    What I feel I can't describe. I can't express it which is usually the case. Maybe because I'm autistic. I feel lonely I guess but that's not all. It's not that there isn't an...
    NotApplicable NotApplicable 22-25, F Jul 2

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    I have an autistic sister and it has gotten much, much worst. She is 15, I am 12 and everything is a competition for her. I get facebook, she gets facebook and then she gets...
    friesiansarebest friesiansarebest 13-15, F Jul 19

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    Back in '97 when I was almost four my baby brother was born. This would be something that you would expect to change your life, but I had no clue. I remember him ignoring his...
    DizzieDazie DizzieDazie 18-21, F Jul 5

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    Whose had this experience ? Nobody , yet , :) what does subotaged mean ? Is it wrongly spelt ? I'm not the worlds best speller , just like Shakespeare wasn't :) , my punctuation is...
    interlink2 interlink2 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 3

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    This is , in my view , is a contradiction in terminology :) I don't like this high functioning notion :( whose to say what it takes to be high functioning ? We are all in a...
    interlink2 interlink2 51-55, M Jul 3

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    And I f***ing hate it. My social life is not how I wanted it to be, I have no friends. What am I supposed to do??? I wish I never had it. I bet my life would be 100000000000X...
    Scax Scax 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    I'm on here because I'm losing my wife. Her son is 12 yr old severely autistic. She quit her job to focus on getting him help and fell into depression because of all the dead ends...
    heartbroke73 heartbroke73 41-45, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    One thing that you will know if you have a child with with an autism spectrum disorder is that there are often specific things that will calm the child down in the middle of a rage...
    The100DayLetters The100DayLetters 41-45, F Jul 4

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    My son has autism and I have Aspergers my other son may have Aspergers and my boyfriend has Aspergers.
    prettybum prettybum 18-21, F Jul 7

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    I believe that some people should have kids too. I know this lady that beats her autistic child because she can't handle how different he is. She also makes her kids lie about her...
    Samaccino Samaccino 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    My 18 year old and autistic 21 year old have no respect or appreciation for all I have done for them. They blame me for their dad leaving because of alcoholism many years ago. I...
    jalea1 jalea1 46-50, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I posted earlier about my marriage failing thru stress from autism. To the women who have severely autistic children. My wife says she fell out of love because she can't handle the...
    heartbroke73 heartbroke73 41-45, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Im an autistic Canadian who wants to be an anthro cartoonist but Im badly effected by my life. I was born and raised in Hong Kong (worst place ever) I was bullied, neglected, hit...
    Miserablechildhood Miserablechildhood 13-15, M 2 days ago

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    My husband will be taking a trip to go pick up our daughter and grandchildren. He wants me to go and I really want to however its a 10 hour drive and using the restroom is a...
    seberlin seberlin 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    Australia was amazing ! Sold my car so that I could visit my grandchildren .!
    jackie1961winchester jackie1961winchester 51-55, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Well, here is my story... First, I am a 58 year old from Pennsylvania, USA, happily married, very healthy (except a small weight issue) wonderful children (2) and 6 beautiful...
    lmccard lmccard 56-60, F Jul 3

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    I started reading every ones story and I was shocked at how much in common are stories are. I used to be so ashamed of my mother's illness and kept it a secret. As mom got older...
    pamq pamq 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    My MIL is not a bad person, but she says and does things that get to me. My husband and I are from two different cultures, with people from his culture being more direct and...
    luigisprincess luigisprincess 26-30, F Jul 22

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    I am 12 Years Old (nearly 13!) and I have had Grade 3/4 degenerative Spondylolisthesis since birth. I have been to many hospital and GP appointments, and only now have the doctors...
    SpondyNightmare SpondyNightmare 13-15 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    My head and thoughts are no longer of my own. I cannot tell you the month day or time. I do however know the year is 2014 and august 7 rapidly approaches whatever today's date...
    simpleandsweet36 simpleandsweet36 36-40, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    People have ****** me over to much ill make it short and sweet for yall because if I told you why I have trust issues and how many people have hurt me then wed be here for a long...
    BornDifferent BornDifferent 18-21, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I have had morphea since 1965 at the age of 14. Back then it was extremely rare to find a doctor who even knew what morphea was. My morphea started as a round spot on my wrist...
    Muffygirl Muffygirl 61-65, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I never was one to have close friends; people I would draw close to would always end up leaving or things would go terribly wrong with the fact that my mother would prevent me from...
    walker13sl walker13sl 22-25, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I want to make out or have sex with someone at a car dealership. I fantasize about kissing my partner while leaning up against one of the vehicles on the lot. Honestly, I don't...
    Dreamer19845 Dreamer19845 26-30, M 6 hrs ago

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    Too many mistakes override in my life. Social services. My dad. Trying to cover up bad emotions. But I have achieved something. I have self harmed in a month. I am slowly stopping...
    CuteLittleScrewUp CuteLittleScrewUp 16-17, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    People are drawn to me, they call upon me, they often ask me for advice which I have no qualifications to give. I am very careful not to give advice, but to give factual accounts...
    Human0xymoron Human0xymoron 41-45, F 3 hrs ago

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    Have you ever hated anyone who made your life a living hell? A sick and twisted psychopath, who gets off at seeing you in pain. I have had an experience with such a person, it...
    BleedingPrimrose BleedingPrimrose 18-21, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Her Emotions, Her Weather, Her Thunderstorm I dreamt about a night where I get up out of bed, stare out of the window and see a build-up of clouds with lightning strikes flashing...
    Samaccino Samaccino 16-17, F 2 hrs ago

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    I am in the process of remaking myself as a stronger individual. I keep on having fake memory dream's. When these dream's happen I usually wake up and sit bolt upright and mumble F...
    fifteenyearslost fifteenyearslost 36-40, M 1 hr ago

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    I am 17 years old and was diagnosed with Herpes Type 1 in the genital area. Prior to this, my boyfriend was diagnosed with folliculitis on his face from wrestling and we were told...
    mimile96 mimile96 16-17, F 1 Response 55 mins ago

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    i am having a big crush on this woman and it's already for 2 years, i m not sure i still have crush on her or i already in love with her. half years ago i have to move out of town...
    erickkk erickkk 22-25, M 10 mins ago

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    I've always knew who my dad was, and I went to see him every year, but it never dawned on me as a kid that his absence in my life wasn't normal. He would always make promises he...
    adobson5194 adobson5194 18-21, F 9 mins ago

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    I know I am only 18 but I want a baby and I know my boyfriend isn't ready...I know I don't have the money to take care of a baby...I think it is more of I want to be pregnant and...
    BabyFox1995 BabyFox1995 18-21, F 1 Response 8 mins ago

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    Ugh, I'm so socially awkward due to my anxiety and it bugs me. I can't manage to sleepover anywhere. I always end up coming back home. I have to keep my phone charged and on me 24...
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 16-17, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    my message to another EP member: once you accept death (like I have) you make yourself a work of art. seriously, look at me. would I act the way I do if I hadn't pondered suicide a...
    mierdamundo mierdamundo 31-35 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I have been dreaming about my ex boyfriend lately, but I honestly don't think of him anymore. I know it means something but I don't want to talk to him anymore.
    Jelliii Jelliii 22-25, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    How can someone ever love me if I don't like myself sometimes. I have my good days and my bad days. Honestly today feels like one of those bad days. Sometimes though I come to the...
    Savone52798 Savone52798 16-17, F 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I'm 21 and I didn't get diagnosed till last year in May. It pretty much explained everything I was going through, the panic attacks, the endless worrying, the nausea and the...
    chrisxderp chrisxderp 18-21, F 7 hrs ago

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    Choose the red sucker cos it's prettier? or the green sucker cos it's tastier? I've always had trouble making decisions. It's not always easy, and sometimes you have to chose. Last...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 6 hrs ago