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I Im a Proud Parent of a Son With Autism

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 31 People

    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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    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 33, 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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    I do not appreciate that this group is centered around frustration and/or hatred. It should be known that Autism has been cured before. I hear that 40% of people have been able to...
    FunnyLookingCorpse FunnyLookingCorpse 18-21 1 Response Sep 9

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    Aside from myself having Autism I made a friend here who has autism his name is Luke, he is 20 years old and has a bad bladder problem so he has to wear nappies. He also doesn't...
    Keespanker Keespanker 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 11

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    You guys I seem to have a problem I have an autistic cousin so we're not brother and sister but I have a problem and I'm hoping maybe I can get some advice on this About a year...
    Somechick47 Somechick47 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    You guys I seem to have a problem I have an autistic cousin so we're not brother and sister but I have a problem and I'm hoping maybe I can get some advice on this About a year...
    Somechick47 Somechick47 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm a BPA, which stands for Behavior Personal Assistant. I work with children and adults who have autism, but I work with children more. I enjoy working with these kids and I...
    PeaceBatman PeaceBatman 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    I currently work with a high functioning 14-year old girl and a low functioning 20-year old male. I've been doing this type of work for about 5 years now and some days I just want...
    acsalbright acsalbright 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 3

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    I have a mild form called "Dyspraxia" which mainly affects the coordination and that I develop skills later than most my peers would. I have some troubles with speaking, I don't...
    cyanidemaxwell cyanidemaxwell 16-17, F Sep 11

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    My son been diagnosed with ADHD and as a mom it's the hardest decision to make about whether he should take medicine or not. We tried earlier this year and my son keep getting...
    jrice356 jrice356 46-50, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have listened to this song before sang by Shirley Bassey, and although I loved it from her, this version of the song I found today is just amazing!!   
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F Sep 5

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    When you walk thru a storm, hold your head up high and don't be a fraid of the dark. At the end of the storm is a golden sky and the sweet silver song of a lark........
    ALincoln5 ALincoln5 66-70, M 1 Response Sep 6

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    Just love this song so much!.... His voice... dreams xoxo :) 
    lexuslourve lexuslourve 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 10

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    Such a lovely song, reminds me of very very old days ... :)
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F Sep 12

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    And the fears sets in, in an instant. Too much of myself gets exposed. This is where I go at my weakest, When I don't have to be scared to tell the truth. Tend to do my best...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 19

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    So this song is Miserable at Best by Mayday Parade and I just feel like it has a lot of meaning, especially to me as I have experienced the uncertainty that being in love with...
    SlothQueen SlothQueen 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    The best band in the freakin world http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_z2O289Jemo with a clip to blow your mind
    brodieB78 brodieB78 36-40, M Sep 21

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    Slow conversations with a gun mean more than I've ever said to anyone. - I'm low on gas and you need a jacket by Pierce The Veil
    Pierce7891 Pierce7891 16-17, F a week ago

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    I just met the most wonderful boy. He's super cute and kind to me. I blush and get butterflies in my stomach whenever I go to talk to him. I plan on asking him to homecoming but I...
    chikudontknow chikudontknow 13-15, F Sep 3

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    "A Thousand Years" Heart beats fast Colors and promises How to be brave? How can I love when I'm afraid to fall? But watching you stand alone, All of my doubt suddenly goes away...
    Jinggay Jinggay 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 1

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    I knew the reason why I stopped writing in this category after that last entry, the one that talks about your death and gravestone and memorial and shrine. I stopped writing in...
    Lgl700 Lgl700 51-55, M 3 Responses Sep 3

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    "Close your eyes, give me your hand, darlin' Do you feel my heart beating? Do you understand? Do you feel the same? Am I only dreaming? Is this burning an eternal flame?" Eternal...
    XxBadXVibesxX XxBadXVibesxX 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 10

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    Fire, Fire Fire, Fire We drove down to California Did we lose ourselves on the way? Ran out of gas in South Dakota And we hadn't slept in two days I sat in the middle and you...
    varjakpaw varjakpaw 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 11

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    Are you tangled up in blue?   
    AtheistsForJesus AtheistsForJesus 26-30, M Sep 18

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    I am done, smoking gun We've lost it all, the love is gone She has won, now it's no fun We've lost it all, the love is gone And we had magic And this is tragic You couldn't...
    zanyzoey zanyzoey 36-40, F a week ago

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    only miss the sun when it starts to snow only know you have been high when you are feeling low only hate the road when you are missining home.. Passenger _ Let Her Go
    lulutaa lulutaa 22-25, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    HANG ON by: Gary V Sometimes it’s hard to know that it’s all over Sometimes it hurts so bad To think that we did feel much for each other Yet lost what we once have To love...
    zoiera zoiera 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    I Will be Here By : Gary V ♡ Album: Gary V. At The Movies Tomorrow mornin' if you wake up And the sun does not appear I...I will be here If in the dark we lose sight of love...
    zoiera zoiera 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Especially for you my sayang ! I love you.. xxx 
    lexuslourve lexuslourve 41-45, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Like this one I'm being subjected to right now. "My Anaconda don't" "My Anaconda don't" "My Anaconda don't" "Want None...unless you got Buns... ....Hun! "Oh my god...look at her...
    pappharry pappharry 31-35, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My sister once said this to me. I couldn't believe it came out of her mouth. "You weren't supposed to have kids with your husband. That's why they both have disabilities." WTF...
    JustBeingMeInCA JustBeingMeInCA 41-45, F 3 Responses Sep 22

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    "You really shouldn’t say ‘I love you’ unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget.” – Jessica, age 8 I've read quite a few people...
    rtvbvfde rtvbvfde 26-30, M Sep 23

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    When giving the last few strokes for my son with the belt he clenches his bottom or scissors his legs.What can be done to make him stop it?
    cobiba1975 cobiba1975 36-40, M 8 Responses Sep 12

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    How about a nice little love song with erotic overtones? It has a disco beat and sounds both soulful and countrified. I think you could say it has something for just about...
    Rutterman Rutterman 36-40, M 3 Responses Sep 13

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    It was early jan 2013 and I was home with my 2 sons who were getting over the flu. They were going back to school the next day. One was playing video games and the other was doing...
    Bob1018 Bob1018 46-50 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I love songs with epic lyrics usually battle related. One of my favourite bands is dragonforce and they have that epicness.
    hitgod hitgod 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 20

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    People share you favorite songs with me. I need new music it can be old school or new and type
    frankiee23 frankiee23 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    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...
    Deedle623 Deedle623 51-55, F 1 Response Sep 2

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    I'm not altogether sure we are supposed to have lifetime intimate relationships with our children. I am estranged from my son AGAIN for the seventh time. He is 46 yrs old. I have...
    Ub12 Ub12 61-65, F 1 Response Sep 19

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