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I Im a Proud Parent of a Son With Autism

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 35 People

    I Wish People Would Just Understand, Even When They Dont Understand

    My extended family - cousins, aunts, uncles - are getting together tomorrow. It wasn't until today, talking to my husband -  that I realised just how stressed out I am feeling about going. I've actually always had a little bit of social phobia. I remember most of my life not...
    EternallyHopeful EternallyHopeful 31-35, F 23 Responses Jan 29, 2011

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    The Love of My Life

    my son name is LUIS. we call him POLY. hes 16 yrs old but hes the baby of the house.hes my proud and joy.my live dont have a meaning with out him.april is AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH im verry proud and excited.if you have a friend,love one,family member,son daughther anybody you know...
    onlyelsie onlyelsie 31-35 2 Responses Apr 7, 2009

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    Im A Proud Parent Of A Son With Autism

    And just by coincidence, I am also a firm believer in the safety and efficacy of pharmecudical vaccines!!!A little mercury-aluminum-thimersol cocktail never hurt anybody!!!!!  Least of all infants!!!!
    Jacob1080David Jacob1080David 22-25, M 4 Responses Aug 24, 2011

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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 the way it's at an advanced school you have to test to get into! He reads and writes close to a second level, plus he's actively...
    Mytime32 Mytime32 31-35, F Aug 14, 2014

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    A Link With Lots Of Informative Links

    I don't have a son with Autism, but I have some friends on here that do. Thought I would post this story that I got in my email, it has lots of discussions about a bunch of different aspects of autism, it's definitely interesting, even for those of us that don't have autistic...
    VendettA12 VendettA12 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 3, 2011

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    Afraid To Share The Good Bits

    You know, when it spills out I come on here and vent, and I have had the most amazing support from my dear friends. I am so grateful to you all. Today, I'm going to share some good things going on with S right now. I'm a bit afraid to do this. The main reason is that autistic...
    EternallyHopeful EternallyHopeful 31-35, F 12 Responses Mar 23, 2011

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    Found An Awesome Web Site I Wanted To Share

    This site is an educational one that offers things like abc's, learn to read, its fun to read, im reading, downloads, and tons of other stuff too... and the best part is its free! Check it out go to   www.starfall.com   We hope you like it as much as...
    angelzevil angelzevil 26-30, F Mar 22, 2010

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    Skyler

    Skyler is also known as my sunshine. Skyler is 9 1/2 yrs old and has Asperger Syndrome which is on the lower end of the Autism spectrum. Along with Asperger's Skyler also has PDD, ADD, ADHD,OCD, and a few other learning disorders. All this being said he can be a challenge at...
    angelzevil angelzevil 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 18, 2010

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    Son With Autism

    hi,im new to this! i have a son with ASD,i feel alone :(......would love to share storys to anyone who understands what life is like with a child with ASD, thanks for reading.
    emmalo emmalo 41-45 Oct 5, 2011

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    Zac

     My 4 year old has pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS) a autism spectrum disorder and is in constant therapy but doing well. I love my angel and although hes a handful hes rewarding aswell.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 1, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    I have a 16 year old son with autism. He is nonverbal. I would like to connect with other parent of nonverbal children . He is transitioning into adulthood. I like to find mentor...
    gmc463 gmc463 51-55, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    I have 3 children with autism. 9, 9 and 10. One of my daughters is more higher functioning and she just got reevalutated for receiving special needs at school. (They all did...
    darktippedrose darktippedrose 31-35, F 6 Responses Mar 18

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    Hello! I have a sister with severe/low-functioning autism. It was incredibly hard growing up with a non-verbal, aggressive sibling. I've decided to do something about it. And I'm...
    LizOca LizOca 22-25, F Mar 10

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    people say "if you could get rid of the autism, would you?" Well I want to hear from you guys, I have a strong opinion on this but would like to see if others agree.
    p5ych0k1d1997 p5ych0k1d1997 16-17, M Feb 28

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    Hello there. I have autism and my older sister has aspergers. I was wondering if anyone wanted to speak with me and be friends. :) I know it can be hard living with people who are...
    TheNameIAlwaysWanted TheNameIAlwaysWanted 16-17, T 1 Response Mar 8

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    I have 2 boys and a girl all on the spectrum. The boys are diagnosed with aspergers syndrom. My daughter has Issues with sounds and bright lights.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 4

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    Kinda cool when a 5 year old autistic child says, "Thank you for helping me with my math today. You made me happy."
    TCL009 TCL009 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 5

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    Never stop by safety suit is the cutest song ever!
    Zjmsmyking Zjmsmyking 16-17, F Mar 17

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    https://youtu.be/ejYyasKSVjw Absolutely love this song!! The words really have a lot of meaning.
    Bryan65 Bryan65 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    As they songs say the things we cannot say ourselves
    shannonsjourney shannonsjourney 18-21, F Mar 18

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    Dance for you beyonce: " I really care about heart. Show ya show us . Ohh with you that's really on my mind. I can't help but to think about you. I wanna make that body rock. Put...
    TassiAnime TassiAnime 16-17 Mar 17

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    She said I don't know if I've ever been good enough I'm a little bit rusty, and I think my head is caving in And I don't know if I've ever been really loved By a hand that's...
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F Mar 18

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    Today is my brother's 13th birthday, although he probably doesn't fully understand why we have cake and presents for him. But that doesn't matter. We still celebrate his birthday...
    Darkanddesolate Darkanddesolate 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 8

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    :D http://youtu.be/m8pv3zJJa_E
    Intelligentgirl2 Intelligentgirl2 18-21, F Mar 4

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    "Baby don't cut", by B-Mike   
    themanoflegends themanoflegends 22-25, M Mar 10

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    https://youtu.be/qwprrAEL9-E
    Bryan65 Bryan65 46-50, M Mar 15

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    Especially for my love Leo (Silverpagan)We found each other right where we are......Love you lots and lots sayang!From the Queen of your heart Liz xoxoxo*Thinking Out Loud ~ Ed...
    lexuslourve lexuslourve 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    ..... Get free .....https://youtu.be/yNo2F645DGc
    Intelligentgirl2 Intelligentgirl2 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    Love story: " it's a love story. Just say yes. Romeo save me their trying to tell me how to feel. I got tired of waiting . Wondering if you were coming around . I said Romeo have...
    TassiAnime TassiAnime 16-17 1 Response Mar 17

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    Big City People by Never Shout Never <3
    bemyforeverlove97 bemyforeverlove97 16-17, F Mar 18

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    "Stereo Hearts" (feat. Adam Levine) [Adam Levine:] My heart's a stereo It beats for you, so listen close Hear my thoughts in every no-o-o-te Make me your radio (yeah) And turn me...
    MrImperfect MrImperfect 16-17, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I have two siblings with autism and people are aware of autism but aren't educated about it. Especially high functioning
    shannonsjourney shannonsjourney 18-21, F Mar 18

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    I have been dealing with Parental alienation with my 11year old son for the past 3years,&the pain is unreal,&if that wasn't enough my ex took me to court &my so called boyfriend...
    bellastar1 bellastar1 41-45, F 5 days ago

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    After raising a successful son 23) I need parenting help with a daughter 18. She is staying with my parents, for now, was violent at home ( I have two younger boys), she drinks...
    Brastyj4 Brastyj4 46-50 2 days ago

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    Any kind of song with meaning is fine, just as long as it makes sense and each line goes with what the song is saying. You can even sing a song about writing a song or sing a song...
    Niran3 Niran3 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    Bet On It by Zac Efron (High School Musical 2) Something Real by China Anne McClain and Kelly Berglund (How To Build A Better Boy) Open Eyes by Debby Ryan (16 Wishes) Could You...
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F Mar 16

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    http://youtu.be/xdCp_j8Wyuw Why, oh yes it is stuck there. I went into work dancing and singing such a song, without even thinking about it. Entered the dining room... " shake baby...
    orchidspetals orchidspetals 36-40, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Hello and hello Id like to share a song with U all You are so kind You lift me up and don't let me feel small I love U a bushel and a peck A bushel and a peck and a...
    LAsuperstar LAsuperstar 70+, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    Remember I wanted to know the name of a song with females singers and singing on a river boat? Did anyone see that post from me? I got a reply but I deleted my initial post because...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 Mar 18

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    Started dating this guy. Thought I really liked him but there always some things I wasn't sure. My 16 son with learning disabilities hated him the had three fights. I couldn't...
    flydragonfly flydragonfly 36-40, F a week ago

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    I dunno what I was thinking, Leaving my child behind, Now I suffer the curse and now I am blind With all this anger, guilt and sadness, Coming to haunt me forever, I can't wait...
    Cheshirecupacat Cheshirecupacat 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    I am going to start this as my first post on this website because it is what made me become the person who I am today. I have autism. I was diganosed when I was about three...
    RainbowMind RainbowMind 16-17, T 1 Response 4 days ago

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