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I Know Someone With Autism

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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 1 Response Feb 24, 2014

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    my two cuzins have it

    and they get picked on it ticks me off so much and they won't let them play any sports its messed up .
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 8, 2015

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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 older brother has high functioning Autism.

    He is usually very good at being able to handle himself and the things he does. He is usually the brave big brother. But sometimes (like tonight) he lets it get to him too much and he has major "freakouts." I love him very much though. He is very special to me. I think we have a...
    Iamafrog1997 Iamafrog1997 16-17, M 4 Responses Sep 21, 2015

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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 18-21, M 4 Responses Feb 28, 2015

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 2, 2015

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    my sister but she's smart .

    .wish I was a straight A student -.-'
    heartcoaster1 heartcoaster1 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 8, 2015

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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, 2015

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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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    Diagnosed Aspergers Since 24

    im 26 been diagnosed anyone else experienced loneliness with autism?
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 24, 2013

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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 2 Responses Oct 21, 2014

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    I know someone with autism.

    Me. I have Aspergers on autism spectrum 2. I always knew there was something different about me. I just didn't get other peoples thinking. I have had 5 nervous break downs in my life. It took 53 years for a diagnosis. But now knowing the truth, my feelings and life makes more...
    NotHardToPlease NotHardToPlease 46-50, M 3 Responses Aug 7, 2015

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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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    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 have this friend with autism

    and I don't know why autistic people act weird. Sometimes I had to call her out when she does something wrong. How come autisitc people get mad and upset when we mess around with each other? I mean come on, some get mad when we pick on them and they get all mad. I have an...
    mizzpetite mizzpetite 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 21, 2015

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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 2 Responses Feb 16, 2015

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    Unfortunately he passed away yesterday, leaving behind a family. A terrible disease that robs too many families of their loved ones. At least it was reasonably quick without too...
    csouls csouls 36-40, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I love the chance for that at 54 to experience what it is like
    chuck152 chuck152 51-55, M 7 hrs ago

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    Me too! Single and easy going dork Australia
    Fitfire101 Fitfire101 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    Not only do I know what depression can do to the person who has it but I know exactly how it can destroy a marriage. Having had unresolved depression for many years, my husband...
    Alleygirltoo Alleygirltoo 41-45, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    i support everyone with autism were all good people autism doesn't change us at all
    autism1011 autism1011 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    yes I do have it I hate having it. but I'm getting used do it.
    kasydragon kasydragon 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    yes i have autism adhd, ocd, low iq, specch issuses, im learning disabled but that doesn't stop me i try my best and do everything like everyone else im not going give up, im not...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I live with autism and it's absolutely garbage. I've just gotten terrible social skills to the point where I feel I can barely function especially since I stay away from people...
    traxter18 traxter18 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    I live in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and I need someone with a car to take me to Kansas City, Missouri. I can't stay here anymore.
    xoKastasiaxo xoKastasiaxo 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    yes i have autism adhd, ocd, low iq, specch issuses, im learning disabled but that doesn't stop me i try my best and do everything like everyone else im not going give up, im not...
    autism1011 autism1011 22-25, M 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    my husband tells me that I don't understand it, I "don't get it"...everything he has to go through....but I do. I do get it, because although I don't endure physical pain I endure...
    jennymmay jennymmay 31-35, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    i basically had no parents at all. my mother was paranoid schizophrenic and had never married, my father was selfishly pursuing his drug addiction, and my sister and i often lived...
    shimmeringrose shimmeringrose 36-40, F 5 days ago

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    Is it normal to feel like killing everyone that's hurt me? It 's like, I dont care if they have a family, life, people who love them, nothing. I just want them to die. I think...
    kardelen kardelen 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My baby sister ,who is 19 has autism.... I love her so much ! She means alot to me, I wouldn't even want to imagine my life without her
    lovelee83 lovelee83 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    EP seems like a perfect place to get to talking with people of similar interests.. it feels amazing when you meet someone with similar interests and similar thoughts...
    Darasi Darasi 22-25, M 6 days ago

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    I have always been a secure confident individual but dating someone with PTSD, I have lost that. I never know when he may call, email , he gives me dates times but sometimes it...
    WVgirldiane WVgirldiane 56-60, F 6 days ago

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    And I'm very conflicted about how I should feel about her passing.
    mokele mokele 31-35, M 5 Responses a week ago

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    i do support others with autism, i have autism too i want too learn more about my autism too
    autism1011 autism1011 22-25, M 1 Response a week ago

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    #1: What would you name your future daughter? Myla #2: Do you miss anyone? Sometimes #3: What if I told you that you were pretty? :) thank you #4: Ever been told 'it's not you, it...
    MissClaire38 MissClaire38 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    my birth mother has cancer. I hate that we can't be there, but we're 3,000 miles away, with a daughter having one more year in high school. We HATE where we are, but can't afford...
    jennifr1966 jennifr1966 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    We've had many ups and downs this week. A few days ago my dad said he was done fighting. This morning after talking to the doctors he simply said let it go. He was ready for the...
    winkmm winkmm 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 30

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    you can't judge if you don't know someone. If someone asks a dumb question and you say there dumb how do you know that? thay could have a scholoship to Cambridge uni. for all you...
    Harryp0tter Harryp0tter 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    hello i have autism , adhd, ocd, low iq, speech issuses, im learning disbled , i want too know more about autism, or talk too someone who understands me im a really nice person i...
    autism1011 autism1011 22-25, M 5 Responses Jan 29

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    My ex-manager at work. First job. He was an alright guy. Never knew he was this troubled. He had signs maybe like admitting he was obese when younger and seeming like he doesn't...
    gregregre gregregre 26-30, M Jan 28

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    i want too talk too others who have autism or a mom or dad or someone who knows about autism i need advice
    autism1011 autism1011 22-25, M 4 Responses Jan 28

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    Ok, so I know I'm a bit young for this page but I really need to share my story, ok so about 3 years ago my mom dated a guy named graham, he was the best stepdad a girl could ask...
    Kylahhh Kylahhh 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 27