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I Know Someone With Autism

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    My Grandson's Bonus Son

    Ben is 10 years old. He was fine until he was about 2 years old, at which time he developed autism and a seizure disorder.He is a bit hard to make a connection with, but we love him. When he does connect, it is extra special.
    Serenitree Serenitree 70+, F Oct 18, 2012

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    I Must Give Off Bad Vibes. Help Me

    This has been a bummer couple of weeks. /: One day after my birthday I had a life changing experience - my first surgery. Since I have stopped drinking, ate more healthy and (I thought) made a new friend but it hasn't been easy quitting the booze. Turns out this kid, about 4...
    hunkofclay hunkofclay 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 14, 2012

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    I know someone diagnosed with autism

    but he sneekily acts like a psychopath.... Is he pretending to have autism to cover and get away with being a psychopath. He is supposedly high functioning but he acts nothing like any autistic person I have met so far, he litterally just bully's me when he's supposed to be my...
    sazbaby sazbaby 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 13, 2014

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    Diagnosed Aspergers Since 24

    im 26 been diagnosed anyone else experienced loneliness with autism?
    diagram diagram 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 24, 2013

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    My Cousins Sister

    my cousins sister has been diagnsed with it and they say they don't know jet but we all know she does she's 4 years old and she always plays alone in her room when we come over it's cuse her mom dosen't like her being with us that and my mom says it's the autism last year i think...
    fax4ever fax4ever 16-17, F Jan 2, 2012

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    I've known this girl

    since the second grade, but I didn't know she had autism until nearly a year ago. When we were in second grade, I would bully her. I would hit her hand when I would try to scold her. I would tell her not to be stupid when she said something odd. I just remember being really...
    yopper52 yopper52 13-15, F Feb 16

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    Isn't Easy Living With Them.

    My brother has severe autism. He is 16, was diagnosed at the age of 2. It took forever to get a diagnosis from what I was told. We used to live in London and they took him to get him checked after what they described as being "different then usual". He was taken into doctors...
    Gemz2411 Gemz2411 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 29, 2012

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    My uncle is 24 but has a mind set of six.

    He threatens to kill us, he chokes at my aunt (his brothers wife) he throws things at his brother && sister in law. He threatens to stab them but he doesn't say anything to me he just hits me. How do we go about helping him without getting him on crazy medicine that makes him...
    Smitty169 Smitty169 18-21, F Feb 24, 2014

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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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    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 have the mindset of a 20 year old. He is very nice and just wants to make friends and not be teased about his autism or his bad bladder problem. He...
    Keegal Keegal 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 21, 2014

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    Related Experiences

    I know this is more common than we realize but until friends confide in me I had no idea....but it explains a lot. I kind of feel for them but I know they are fine and I'm there...
    minuet1965 minuet1965 46-50, F Mar 8

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    Today I found out my boyfriend has cancer.. We don't know staging yet. We've only been dating about a month, but we really like each other. I am definitely riding this storm. I...
    BeautifulinElevation BeautifulinElevation 22-25, F Mar 21

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    My dad has cancer. it's been getting worse these past few months. he's says everything's ok but I know it's not. I don't know what to do because I have no one to talk to about it...
    emilyd4 emilyd4 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have friends, siblings, relatives and myself with ADHD
    shannonsjourney shannonsjourney 18-21, F Mar 18

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    I am feeling very sad this evening my very dear uncle has been battling with Parkinson's for Twenty years... My dear Auntie is his carer and she is 75 years old finding it really...
    saxappeal saxappeal 46-50, F 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    I was just informed my grandmother has beaten breast cancer! it's been a long year!
    LoveOverHatred LoveOverHatred 18-21, F 13 hrs ago

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    I was informed today that my Ex-wife has terminal cancer and only a few days left to live. I feel nothing. No emotional response at all (I shock myself a little to acknowledge that...
    MAXwho MAXwho 46-50, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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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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    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 want to know someone to put on practice my English! any volunteer?
    LuisEOADTR LuisEOADTR 18-21, M 2 hrs ago

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    My husband has had a life full of trauma. His dad left when he was 5 and started a new family halfway across the country. His mother shifted from man to man; they were ALL abusive...
    LonelyMom214 LonelyMom214 26-30, F Mar 7

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    I honestly know someone so famous no one would actually believe me if I told them! My friends and family obviously know but no one at work. He is dating a friend of mine and they...
    Jessicaliners Jessicaliners 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 11

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    I'm not married to someone with Ptsd but in a relationship with my bf. He has it. He just retired from serving 7 years in the military. Sometimes he won't talk to me for a few days...
    ladrians ladrians 22-25, F Mar 8

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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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    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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    I'm married the love of my life 5yr ago and when he survived a life threatening medical condition that was service connected the man I knew died and left behind the worst in human...
    endlessstruggle endlessstruggle 41-45, F Mar 20

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    i didn't know them that well... more like a pass them by in the halls occasionally and maybe exchange a few words. ironically it bothers me when people feel the need to write...
    daydreamer27 daydreamer27 16-17, F Mar 5

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    He is,he truly is amazing, he's so loving, sweet,kind and caring. He calls me every morning, just to tell me Good morning beautiful, and that he loves me..He sends me texts...
    wvcountrylady wvcountrylady 56-60, F 1 Response Mar 6

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    This person claimed they had a lump under their arm, they said they thought it was cancer then told the person I was dating it was just firm breasts, and eventually told me just...
    carrielouise18 carrielouise18 22-25, F Mar 12

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    It's been a long time ago when I was in high school. There was boy that rode my bus. We were in high school. He was kinda popular, I guess. His name was Steve. I remember him...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 15

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    It happened yesterday. He was not my friend but I knew him very well. At childhood we used to play together sometimes. yesterday when I was at home came to know that some boys have...
    sugatisangha sugatisangha 22-25, M Mar 23

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    My AS boyfriend hasn't let me meet his friends for family yet, but we've only known each other a year is that normal?
    littlemisspoe littlemisspoe 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    In the Fall of 2011, my then-husband was diagnosed with MS. I hadn't been happy in my marriage for quite a while, and although it may seem wrong to some, I left him the following...
    Divorcedms Divorcedms 41-45, F Mar 9

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    Why not, Herpes is a common infection which doesn’t end your life. Herpes in no way can stop you from having a lovely life like many other uninfected people. Herpes is very...
    smitha143 smitha143 26-30, F Mar 6

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    I'm waiting for the day I get the call that my aunt has passed. Obviously people in this group understand what diabetes is, but so many people just don't get it. They don't...
    Twichl Twichl 18-21, F Mar 18

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    I am not married to but have been in a serious relationship for 2 years with a retired soldier who suffers with severe PTSD at 34 years old. He is the first soldier I have dated...
    AB81713 AB81713 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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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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    Several. Almost copied them. But not yet.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 22

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    My kinda group this love big breasts ever since a early teen I can remember the day when I noticed a big pair of breasts on a woman it was a lovely sunny day and been hooked on...
    lovebustyladies lovebustyladies 41-45, M Mar 9

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    My husbands ptsd and intimacy issues has changed the person I am today. I have never felt this alone in my life. I'm so sick of it!!
    christy6964 christy6964 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 10

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