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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 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

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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 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

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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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    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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    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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    I love four someones with autism. As of this year, my niece and three nephews have all been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. If you don't know me or haven't read any of my...
    ARestlessSoul ARestlessSoul 26-30 2 Responses Aug 13

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    It would be amusing if someone with multiple personality disorder and memory loss with an account started an argument; forgot about that they managed the account that started the...
    markcallen markcallen 31-35, M Aug 8

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    My nephew is obsessed with Angry Birds. He will sit and doodle the same drawings over and over a hundred times.As I was picking up a huge stack of papers yesterday, I noticed this...
    ARestlessSoul ARestlessSoul 26-30 Aug 12

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    You know, I pray every day that my moms cancer isn't too bad, but yet, I look on the negative side every day, I wait patiently for more bad news. However, no one ever understands...
    KJGaskins KJGaskins 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    My mother has been diagnosed with two types of cancer within the last 4 weeks. Renal Cell Carlsonoma stage 2 or 3, and (ALL) B lymphoblastic leukemia/lymphoma on her bones. I'm...
    KJGaskins KJGaskins 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 7

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    The loss of my best friend. My now ex fiancé has PTSD. Since February of this year I have been dealing with his slow decline into a person no one close to him knows. Memory loss...
    XSharpxEdgex XSharpxEdgex 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    Does anyone have experience battling with cancer? Especially, uterian papillary serous carcinoma? What are your thoughts on chemotherapy? Any thought on homeopathic therapy?
    cricketfly cricketfly 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 27

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    My gf has cancer most likely she won't make it but I'm hoping she will were in a long distance relation ship close to the second year both of us 16 and we can't really meet and if...
    hatglovesocks hatglovesocks 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 28

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    Loooool... Welp, better get back to work.
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F Aug 7

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    A childhood friend of mine who is currently living in Japan has been successfully battling cancer for about two years now, but she sent me a message today that the cancer has...
    MrsApple MrsApple 26-30, F Aug 9

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    This made me cry of sadness and joy...
    Gemz2411 Gemz2411 18-21, F a week ago

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    Its really hard to get along with my sister. she is high functioning but she cant handle people telling her what to do. Ugh. Does anyone else have someone with autism in their life...
    gradyjellyneck gradyjellyneck 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Checking in again with a nice story about our twelve year old boy with autism. Today my daughter's pet mutt, a little dog, got his chain caught in a bush near the house and made a...
    ward ward 56-60, M 3 days ago

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    I can't stand people with autism. They are annoying and try to use it as a crutch
    lockedsweetheart lockedsweetheart 26-30, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I live with my mum and dad and my twin 7 year old brothers James and Patrick. Patrick has ADHD and James has autism, ADHD and ODD life is very stressful at home both my brothers...
    laurensimmons laurensimmons 13-15, F Aug 11

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    Im the only one in my family who has autism. They try but Im not going to be a whiny brat on EP but sometimes they disrespect my needs since I have been through a lot in my...
    Miserablechildhood Miserablechildhood 13-15, M Jul 26

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    I have been a member of this forum for nearly two years now. During this time, I have gone through the most challenging experience of my life –a divorce from my wife of nearly 3...
    Buroak Buroak 51-55, M Jul 29

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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...
    Mytime32 Mytime32 31-35, F Aug 14

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    My brother. I think this is his 5th time to. When he was 13 he slit his wrists and then developped a nerve condition. When he was 15 he locked himself in his room with a gun but...
    QuinnStew QuinnStew 13-15, F Jul 28

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    When someone is happy they can't stand it. They will do whatever it takes to put your light out so theirs is all that can be seen.
    2013over 2013over 36-40, F 5 days ago

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    Yup I do. She knows how to keep me smiling all day long regardless of how silly the day might be.
    Jericho7 Jericho7 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 23

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    My fiancé has Multiple Sclerosis and he's 27 years old. I plan to marry him and start a family. I want to start my life before the disease gets worst. I know what MS does to a...
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    I know a few but today when I got home after a somehow emotional day. I was taking a break from studying and talking to a friend of mine in Australia then I could see,call waiting...
    Quanitta Quanitta 26-30, F Jul 28

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    A friend of my was in a car wreck two weeks ago headed to work. She died the next day in the hospital. I feel for her family so bad she has a son who will grown up without his mom...
    megann08092012 megann08092012 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 31

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    I will never forget him. I won't understand why he wanted to die. He was one of the kindest people in the world. Hell, he loved me more than my own blood did. It was horrible...
    Musicthataltersyou Musicthataltersyou 18-21, M Aug 6

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    Any males with Aspergers find confrontation extremely difficult? Do you shut down and stop talking for days?
    pingpinky pingpinky 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 27

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    I guess I should state I was married to a soldier with PTS. I will never call it a disorder, he was a strong man and a great husband, so i will never say he had a disorder. Five...
    KatieInSoCal KatieInSoCal 31-35, F 6 Responses Aug 1

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    Dating is hard enough, and it will be more difficult when it comes to dating with STDs. Thanks for the online dating platform provide a new chance for people living with STDs to...
    stdaustralia stdaustralia 22-25, F Aug 11

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    My 3 year old daughter has Intractable epilepsy caused by a genetic mutation. She had her first seizure at six months old. Secondary diagnoses are ADHD and Sensory Processing...
    Caalegria3 Caalegria3 22-25, F Aug 14

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    One of my bestfriends all through high school that I actually dated for like a month when I was a junior took his life yesterday by stepping in front of a semi. He always made life...
    TomarkLove TomarkLove 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    His name is kirkles he's been giving me advice he's a best friend thank you kirkles
    TheGuyThatsBritish TheGuyThatsBritish 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 23

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    On EP he was my friend and I was helping him stop cutting I knew that he committed suicide yesterday . It was horrible .he posted a suicide letter when he was ding and after that...
    DrowningInPain2 DrowningInPain2 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    My boyfriends dad has recently died from cancer and was taken to soon as he was only a 59 year old man
    g147854 g147854 22-25, F Jul 31

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    My cousin scotty. Found a gun in the woods. Played gunslinger. The gun went off. He died.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Jul 31

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    Yer, like *******, this person is from another planet. Who? Me :)
    kamachulu kamachulu 22-25, M Aug 13

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    Believe in love at first sight. (Believe in leprechauns, for that matter.) They're magically delicious!
    TheCunylinguist TheCunylinguist 41-45, F Aug 14

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    She is the greatest blessing I have received from God besides his love and Jesus. She is everything I could ever need and want in all that she is. I love her so much! Words not...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Aug 14

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    Willing to trade if you think your girl can compete. Mine is 27. Olive skin. 36C. Skinny.
    Coldukelacrosse Coldukelacrosse 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 24

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    I need a girl feeder/feedee in Stillwater ok., to help me grow. I yet to have stretch marks ;3
    TubbLuv333 TubbLuv333 18-21, M Aug 9

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    Why are some people so messed up about autism? You know people with autism don't understand social situations, why get mad at them when they make a social mistake?. Like it's easy...
    Ameliaaaa Ameliaaaa 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    I just want to clear up something about autism that some people don't seem to understand. Autism, even "mild" or high functioning autism is classed as a severe disability. When...
    Ameliaaaa Ameliaaaa 26-30, F 1 Response