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I Know Someone With Autism

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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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    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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    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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    I have a younger brother with aspergers.

    .. he expects me to modify my own behavior and mind what i say for his own anxiety instead of using coping techniques he's been taught. wherever he's upset, I'm attacked verbally and sometimes physically. my father says I'm the one who needs to be patient with him even though i...
    modestmuslimah modestmuslimah 18-21, F Apr 2

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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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    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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    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.
    randomboy42 randomboy42 16-17, M 1 Response Feb 28

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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 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 24, 2013

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    Hello! My name is Tia Evans

    and I'm with Younique Cosmetics. Some of my team and I are reaching out to families dealing with autism to give back. We are offering 100% of our commission to families in need in celebration of Autism Awareness Month. I have a "Shine for Autism" event going on right now...
    youniqueviatia youniqueviatia 31-35, F Apr 9

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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 have a twin brother with autism
    airfo1984 airfo1984 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    Anyone needing support of any kind can go to 7 Cups of Tea! Everyone is so supportive! Please be sure to share this link so that more people can get the support they deserve <3...
    ThatLovelyLady ThatLovelyLady 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I had this friend who I met online on twitter and we were so close to each other, I mean like Skype everyday and we wouldn't stop talking. She had a great life, great family and...
    ReemNoctis ReemNoctis 16-17, F 17 Responses 3 days ago

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    I was 13 when I first became a catfish. I had barely understood what being gay meant, and I was still in the process of figuring myself out. I thought of a 'genius' way to talk to...
    rileyzander09 rileyzander09 16-17, M 4 days ago

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    So this kid at my high school committed suicide around a few months before school ended. It was a big surprise to everyone at my school since he was pretty popular, had good grades...
    Cassgirlxoxo Cassgirlxoxo 13-15 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    My fiancee has leukaemia. I just want to know what can I do to help? What can I help to make her more comfortable and make her feel better. Any tips?
    caelmulryan caelmulryan 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    I am my husband's caregiver I stay at home and take care of 7 kids and take care of my husband's medical needs,I get paid for it,it makes me feel hurt that he can just say that I...
    shoni853 shoni853 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    1: What would you name your future daughter? -I don't want kids, but I like the name Naomi. 2: Do you miss anyone? -Yes, my bestfriend from school that I have lost contact with. 3...
    Fenriis Fenriis 18-21, T 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Me of course I'm famous in my own mind lol
    Nanaboo52 Nanaboo52 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I think a good male friend of mine may have Klinefelter syndrome. He fits many of the symptoms mentioned online including he is tall, a bit socially awkward, very wide hips and...
    pennyjd pennyjd 36-40, F a week ago

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    My friends daughter has a brain tumor and she's only 4 😔. http://www.gofundme.com/xk727yk
    tiara29 tiara29 26-30, F Jun 21

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    I am done making excuses. this man as hurt me so much. I feel suicidal. my bday was friday. we had plans. (little back story) he told me he's never left America except for when he...
    PhoenixGoddess PhoenixGoddess 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 21

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    My older brother took his own life 5 months ago. There are times that it doesnt feel real then I would try to look for him in the house and realize that I will never find him coz...
    Somecrazygurl Somecrazygurl 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 21

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    I guess the only way to say this is to be blunt. About a month ago one of my best friends killed himself. It was pretty brutal and out of the blue. He was having an off day, which...
    EnigmaVolt EnigmaVolt 18-21, M Jun 21

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    some days are just so hard...the simplest observation can be taken as the harshest critique and leads to the most excruciating tantrums because he can't understand nuance. so...
    JustJon707 JustJon707 46-50, M 3 Responses Jun 21

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    I love my 8 year old sister. She is so perfect and special to me. I can't think of any one in the world I love more!
    haylilly haylilly 18-21, F Jun 20

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    Very nice :)
    mintybear2 mintybear2 46-50, F 1 Response Jun 20

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    1. What would you name your future daughter? I have a son and I don't foresee having any more children. 2. Do you miss anyone? My fiancee. We are in different countries due to...
    KSPerson KSPerson 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 20

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    Just found out today my wife has got stage one breast cancer.
    stumpy325 stumpy325 51-55, M 4 Responses Jun 17

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    The School Governor He was a school governor, from a military background, as charming and apparently happy man as I have ever met. He was pleasant to everyone: a loving family man...
    borrioboola borrioboola 51-55, M 1 Response Jun 17

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    The Schoolfriend He was one of the cleverest people I ever met, getting spectacular grades in all his exams. He was gentle and civilised. He married and had a child. He did not...
    borrioboola borrioboola 51-55, M 1 Response Jun 17

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    I'm looking for a feeder I have no weight limit I'm looking now I only do real life
    feedeeforyou feedeeforyou 18-21, F Jun 16

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    JadeFawkes. She is a year younger today. Happy birthday girlie !
    PoutingEnigma PoutingEnigma 26-30, F Jun 16

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    I'm so relieved. I found out that a guy I thought was crushing on me is in a relationship. Even other people noticed and let me know that they thought he liked me. It makes me feel...
    goshgollydolly goshgollydolly 22-25, F Jun 15

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    My family, but I will not say who to protect then. I see much more in them than fame and money so it doesn't matter to me. To me they are just my family who I love very much.
    AngelOfGod1506 AngelOfGod1506 22-25, F Jun 15

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    Growing up, I always knew my dad was different. He wasn't like the other dads I saw. He carried himself differently. Interacted with his children differently. Even talked...
    Rose137 Rose137 26-30, F Jun 15

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    the Goth guy from no where boys went to my school. we would talk sometimes and my friend had a huge crush on him.
    DeathJusty DeathJusty 22-25, M Jun 15

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    I met a voice actor who voice is one COD games when job I went to a voice acting class for the first time
    chachi16ce chachi16ce 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 15

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    actually, my dad played golf with Bruce Willis while he was staying here to film a movie (In Country).
    madelinedowell madelinedowell 13-15, F Jun 14

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    Crazy I will be working and touring with someone very famous soon. Makes me nervous. lol He's not my cup of tea to make music videos for but.. Oh well.. It opens doors to other...
    musicvideographer musicvideographer 31-35, M 2 Responses Jun 14

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