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I Know Someone With Autism

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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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    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 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 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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    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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    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 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 13-15, F Jan 2, 2012

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    My little cousin, he's twelve, and the smartest boy I have ever met in my entire life. At first it was hard to have a conversation with him, because he would just repeat words he...
    qwernia qwernia 18-21, F Dec 29, 2014

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    Im new to this experience in me too , my uncle died with cancer 3 years ago , my aunt was able to remove her tumor 3 years ago so shes ok now , my boyfriends cousin died with...
    Madelinex24 Madelinex24 18-21, F Jan 16

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    I have 14 year old brother with autism. Life is hard with him as he isn't very verbal so communication is extremely limited. But i still love him
    Horse10202 Horse10202 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    Find full story here : http://autisminmorocco.blogspot.com/
    OussamaHamama OussamaHamama 22-25, M Jan 12

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    I just roll with it. I try to look at my son's life as a journey. I'm along for the ride. When a challenging behavior arises, I get on his level and try to figure out what's...
    haregyrl haregyrl 41-45, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Today my thoughts go out to those heroic members that endured Christmas while trying to process a loved one's suicide. I quietly knight you all and pin an invisible Medal of...
    Tannasheart Tannasheart 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    I have such a strong desire to grow for someone. I'm so addicted to food that I often find myself raiding my fridge and cabinets every few minutes. I used to feel guilty for being...
    AspiringSSBHM AspiringSSBHM 18-21, M a week ago

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    Well... This is hard to talk about but tonight is a hard night for me. I can't sleep and I need to be up early tomorrow... There's just too much on my mind I guess. In 2010 I was...
    domancat domancat 22-25, F Jan 11

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    Suicide doesn't take away the pain, it gives it to someone else.
    kolga kolga 56-60, F 3 Responses Jan 11

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    I know those white scars anywhere. the ones that cake your back. I know that reaction anywhere, that one when aomeone moves their arms fast near you. The way you cringe even if...
    everyboby everyboby 18-21 1 Response Jan 11

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    PLEASE ADVISE!!!!! My boyfriend, I love him to bits, but he is constantly muttering about something. Its a constant stream of conciousness about whatever is on his mind. I do talk...
    septemberiscoming septemberiscoming 22-25, F Jan 18

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    Just know you're beautiful to me
    ElissaAcosta ElissaAcosta 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    He goes to my school....and I also have a terrible crush on him hahaha. I'm too nervous to talk to him; let alone make eye contact with him. When he's in my presence, it feels like...
    AICLover AICLover 13-15, F Jan 10

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    I miss you.. You were my anchor, and now I'm floating adrift, lost at sea. You're my strength and my happiness, without you I'm nothing but a walking corpse. Without you I'd rather...
    PorcelainGrenade PorcelainGrenade 13-15, F a week ago

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    This is exactly what I've been doing with my girlfriend. She knows she's always been sexy, and I think she's so over-confident in her body she doesn't even realize how much we've...
    AFewMoreBites AFewMoreBites 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    Yo, talk me out bruh. I'd like to hear some a o some mandarin right here right now.
    iTetra iTetra 13-15, F Jan 3

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    I'm one of those people who is fortunate to be friends who I think are beautiful inside and out. But I guess insecurity just really gets on our way sometimes. My friends seldomly...
    camillee camillee 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I have been sitting on the fence for so long trying to figure out what I should do. I have been on this roller coaster ride for way too long. I have tried so many things to fix it...
    Listener5 Listener5 56-60, F Jan 18

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    Any feeders that live in Lansing or Mason Mi, or go to Lansing Community College?
    Desire97 Desire97 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I was diagnosed yesterday me and my partner went to see a specialist that deals with Autism, We thought i had it and she has confirmed the i have Asperger's. So I hope now that my...
    Cuddlzboy Cuddlzboy 36-40, M a week ago

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    1: What would you name your future daughter? There are so many beautiful names... We will see. 2: Do you miss anyone? Yes. A lot. 3: What if I told you that you were pretty? I...
    littlemissrainy littlemissrainy 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I was raised Mormon, left the church shortly after my little brother experienced a nervous breakdown whilst serving a mission. I had always had a fear of the mentally ill and...
    eviec7 eviec7 36-40, F 2 days ago

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    So Here I am again, I'm writing here again for the same guy I'm thinking when I first wrote here. I know simple things about him like his name, his birthday etc. So if you read my...
    saiberia saiberia 22-25, F Jan 16

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    1: What would you name your future daughter? I have no idea. That would be up to her father as well...maybe? I don't know. 2: Do you miss anyone? Almost always 3: What if I told...
    loveVSlust loveVSlust 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    1: What would you name your future daughter? Kyla 2: Do you miss anyone? Yes. Two people more than I should. 3: What if I told you that you were pretty? I would laugh and say...
    RememberingSunday22 RememberingSunday22 36-40, F 5 days ago

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    When this happens I just go blank. I don't know to get a good conversation starting with just a greeting out of the blue. Maybe I'm just socially retarded. But it's so hard for me...
    ElJuan35 ElJuan35 22-25, M 3 Responses Jan 12

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    I had lived in the uk since I was 13 and sadly I have been very unlucky and I had encountered lots of racial abuse and hatred I feel that 99% of white people and especially...
    newyear15 newyear15 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    my perfect man would be... personality: Funny : Can make me laugh, even on a bad day. Serious : Isn't afraid to think or talk about the deeper issues in life. Seriousness is...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    i really want to get to know someone as well as i know myself. i want to know someone who i can ask anything thats on my mind. i want someone who will love me but we are still...
    jelyaudi55 jelyaudi55 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    1: What would you name your future daughter? No intention of conciveing kids. 2: Do you miss anyone? No 3: What if I told you that you were pretty? No reaction 4: Ever been...
    MichaelS41074 MichaelS41074 36-40, M 2 days ago

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    I gave you my heart, I gave you my soul, I gave you my life, my love, you stole. I never poured my heart out to anyone as much as I did for you. I did things for you, I said things...
    LonelyAJ LonelyAJ 18-21, M 11 Responses Jan 11

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    I had a dream that I found R. I was so totally overjoyed and so excited that I attempted to jump into his arms. The shock and confusion, even hostility, that he looked at me with...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 16

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    I'm not really sure whether I should really post here or not. I don't like small talk. I never did. I hate the point when the awkward silence comes in and I'm forced to say the...
    astrophobia astrophobia 26-30 1 Response Jan 19

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    I want to be special to someone too but i also have to think they're special as well. I know someone who im special to but i don't find them attractive so their feelings mean...
    Paleandpolluted86 Paleandpolluted86 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    My friend Seth in England calls this 'pigeon holing'. Judging someone without really knowing them. It is a hateful and impolite aspect of modern life. If you want to be well...
    Corzomec Corzomec 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Yeah. Time getting to know someone. Entrusting them with my hopes and fears. Historical facts about my life. And then she broke my heart!
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Jan 10

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    Getting to know someone is definitely important because any kind of relationship, friends or more, can't be only small talk. Yeah there will be small talk, but you do need to get...
    USCCHRIS USCCHRIS 16-17, M Jan 1

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    I have always been that way. And try not to get to comfortable around people because anything can happen with people you don't know. I just really don't talk because it is...
    jellyrolls34 jellyrolls34 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 5

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