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I Im a Proud Parent of a Son With Autism

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 33 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I have a son with autism who sometimes makes me feel he teaches me more than I teach him.
    Mgn9200 Mgn9200 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 15

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    I have a 4 year old brother with autism and I am autistic Also
    Gaytwink123 Gaytwink123 13-15, M Oct 9

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    Im new to this site...i have a son with HD and GDD, he is 3yrs old now, his been through a lot with 6x surgery 6x episodes of enterocolitis, his last hospitalization was january...
    jamilavictoria jamilavictoria 31-35, F Oct 5

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    I love songs with an actual meaning. So when I listen to it, I can feel the words just flow with meaning!!:)
    jannaaajonesss jannaaajonesss 13-15, F 4 days ago

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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...
    Keegal Keegal 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I'm soooo sick and tired of people critising autism I have asp burgers and you don't know what is like so why don't you accept the fact people have autism and cope with it instead...
    Fartnuts Fartnuts 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My best friend Andre has autism and he is the most amazing person I know. We walk everyday together in gym and we have the best conversations. But it's always hard when the other...
    nic470 nic470 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day 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 Sep 25

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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 Sep 25

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    Hi I'm new here. Have just found out our nearly 4 year old has this. Have only known for a week so am still in shock really and am scared as well. Wen I look at my happy little boy...
    Mummykiwi Mummykiwi 26-30, F Oct 16

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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 Sep 28

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    Songs that i can relate to are the best. Something you can listen to, and you totally escape from your world because right then and there, you are that song. "I can hold my breath...
    mchanna101 mchanna101 13-15 Oct 1

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    This song is very close to my own heart for many reasons. I'd like to share it with you.Here are the lyrics, now listen to the song!CARRIE UNDERWOOD LYRICS"Temporary Home"Little...
    ItsOnlyAPaperMoon ItsOnlyAPaperMoon 46-50, F 5 days ago

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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 Sep 30

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    More like songs I can relate to without an open message .
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I guess every song has a meaning when you think about it. Some meanings are just more stupid than others . . .
    akamissw akamissw 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days 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 Sep 26

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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 Sep 26

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    Especially for you my sayang ! I love you.. xxx 
    lexuslourve lexuslourve 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 30

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 30

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    When I look down I miss all the good stuff and when I look up I just trip over things.
    spiteyourface spiteyourface 16-17, F Oct 6

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    I've got a brand new key.... 
    AtheistsForJesus AtheistsForJesus 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 8

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    It's time I said this but I'm so choked up And I need my sanity I'm scared, believe me You can see me smile If you let me just stick around Well this is bye, bye baby It ended...
    RememberingSunday22 RememberingSunday22 36-40, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    mintybear2 mintybear2 41-45, F 2 days ago

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    Now Listening- Stillness of Heart~Lenny Kravitz http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=SP6HACvtPUw
    MFeisty MFeisty 41-45, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    It is an article about autism and it is adressed to the parents of autistic kids but it has so much valid advice that I decided to share it unmodified. To the people wondering why...
    rtvbvfde rtvbvfde 26-30, M Oct 14

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    My little brother, who is 7, has aspergers, a form on autism. Though I love him dearly, I find that having an autistic brother can at times make me lonely. Some background, I'm...
    tremberlene tremberlene 16-17, F Oct 6

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    Hi I have recently been diagnosed with POTS and I have hyper-mobility syndrome. I am kinda just trying to come to terms with it at the moment. I have a son with EDS and autism and...
    Naddybelles Naddybelles 26-30, F Oct 14

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    I love deep songs especially songs that make me think about life. I must be crazy but I like that depressing song, "Alone Again Naturally" by Gilbert O'Sullivan. Such a great song...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 5 Responses Oct 3

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    So, I'm not a parent yet, but I am a lot more disciplining with children than my parents were with me. I know what I did to exploit my parents so I can see it coming from younger...
    JacobStark JacobStark 18-21, M Oct 15

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    I have songs that sum up experiences in my life and sometimes listening to them gives me comfort; and sometimes sadness. It's as if the song writer has lived through the same...
    Helper96 Helper96 46-50, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I hate songs with pessimistic lyrics.. seriously. I really hate them. "I'm broken" "I can't live without you" "you wreck me" what's up with that? for God's sake, it's like they're...
    kittywolfeyes kittywolfeyes 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Yep that's what I've been doing the past couple of days, almost all days its been 'studio by schoolboy q... I take breaks or listen to a few different songs within the time Anyway...
    becarae becarae 26-30, F 3 days ago

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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 Sep 25

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    Oh, I'm just listening to old songs with my sister, laughing about how weird the older times were and -BAM! Dancing Queen by ABBA comes on and my sister starts to mock the song...
    HAH37 HAH37 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    It's not hard to find a song with Brooklyn in it. They're never talking about a person, mostly the place, but it still counts. My life song is "no sleep til Brooklyn" by the...
    brookledsome brookledsome 13-15, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    Oh there are lots of them! But just for fun, see if you can find 'World of trouble' by the late,great Lou Rawls. A beautifully descriptive song with more than a hint of humour and...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Oct 7

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    In Between Days - The Cure (Extended Version) I love to play songs with enough bass to blow my speakers.
    JAD01 JAD01 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 12

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