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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Our 20 year old son has an autism spectrum disorder and was recently diagnosed as bipolar 1. I knew right away, at his birth that he was different. Instinctively, I started full...
    debbiedee623 debbiedee623 51-55, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    hello hello, my names emmett and i am autistic, i have asperger's syndromes and i hate functioning labels, i tend to hate allistics, i suffer from ableism more than i do this...
    Emzies Emzies 18-21 2 Responses Aug 7

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    Its my first time to have an autistic boyfriend. I love my autistic boyfriend so much. I know its very hard for me to understand his emotions that is like a cold person bec he cant...
    faye08 faye08 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2084036675/artistic-autistic-awareness?ref=email My Kickstarter application is finally live. I have autism and I find the preconceptions...
    TheNakedPoet TheNakedPoet 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 18

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    My ex is freaking out now. He doesn't even get why though because he's a repressed white dude. He tells me he loves me and calls me pet names even though I told him to stop. I told...
    NotApplicable NotApplicable 22-25, F Aug 19

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    Hello :) My pain is silent. Nobody, not even my family, knows how much I hurt. I have two healthy adult daughters, and five amazing grandkids--gifts from God, every one. I have...
    sockmama sockmama 51-55, F Aug 17

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    As I look around while having lunch in the park, if in a store, seeing young children with their grand parents I wonder what that is like. I know that so many grand parents end up...
    windchimemusic windchimemusic 46-50, F 6 days ago

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    My little guy is 5 years old. Started out very rough and a lot of problems early on. But now he's labeled high functioning. This year he starts kindergarten in a regular class...by...
    Mytime32 Mytime32 31-35, F Aug 14

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    Well, I'm going to have to get a divorce. 1st reason was maybe wife and I rushed it, 2cd reason is because my stepson can't get benefits because how much I make. We've been trying...
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    My father, who lived to be 83 years old and had traveled all over the country and had known countless people (some famous, he was a jazz musician) told me a few years back that I...
    NoHeartButMyOwn NoHeartButMyOwn 51-55, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    My little guy is 5 years old. Started out very rough and a lot of problems early on. But now he's labeled high functioning. This year he starts kindergarten in a regular class...by...
    Mytime32 Mytime32 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    I only found this out 2 years ago, about apparently I've had it my whole life. The assessor looked at me after the test and just said "Well, you've got the worst case I've seen in...
    xPrincessLovellx xPrincessLovellx 18-21, F Aug 22

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    I have a seven-year-old boy and a soon-to-be four-year-old girl, they can be adorable and I love them. The boy has autism though he is "high functioning" and very intelligent...
    PhDFeelsGood PhDFeelsGood 41-45, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    First of all, God has talked to me today and I know I need to forgive myself and people who have hurt me, but it seems so hard. Also I really want self-confidence I wish it wasn't...
    alyjrose alyjrose 18-21, F Aug 2

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    This is many years ago but my oldest sister and I have never really been close growing up she did not like me around her friends. When I had my children and I went through a very...
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    Everyone tries to understand, but it's impossible for them to. At 14 I lost my mother to pancreatitis, which of course was difficult. Even more difficult however was losing my...
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    So I have a MIL (mother in law) who loves me and appreciates me only when my father in law is around. Otherwise, she says mean comments, expects me to do all the unsavory chores at...
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    My daughter who was with the same man for almost 16 years has 2 children 15 and 10 old has separated from her husband last year in Oct. I was very supportive because I knew she...
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    For over the last year I have been involved with an old friend who is married. We are having an affair, at least we were. A month ago his wife discovered his affair and he decided...
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    It's the 26th day of my only attempt to stop throwing up, and not every day has been perfect diet and sometimes I haven't done any exercise at all on a few of the days but I haven...
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    I just threw in this group for people that have done so much with there life, they are burn out or bored with it. My goal is to use this experience we have to help others.
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    I have very strict mom (my dad died already) but I'm very PROUD and THANKFUL to GOD because we have a mommy like her ❤ If I would given a chance to pick a mommy again I would...
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    I was 12 years old and I didn't have any protection. For the longest, I regretted not going through with it, but I saved myself for my high school sweetheart that I met when I was...
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    I want to have one so bad. It is a right of passage and a necessity in the area where I live, where public transportation is almost impossible to find. But in high school I didn't...
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    I love my boyfriend, and recently, I had an experience with him that I've never had before. He makes me feel things I've never felt, and I wish everyone in the world could...
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    Interesting enough, I have received 6 emails from different people and a few of them have been so ridiculous and just plain amused me! It was very easy to tell they were fake, but...
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    Dealing with mental illness is a *****. And nobody can really understand it unless they have it. I have major depression, severe anxiety, and as of one year panic attacks the...
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