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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 Feb 24

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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 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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    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 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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    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...
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    Back in '97 when I was almost four my baby brother was born. This would be something that you would expect to change your life, but I had no clue. I remember him ignoring his...
    DizzieDazie DizzieDazie 18-21, F Jul 5

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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 2 days ago

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    Dealing with autistic twin girls as a single mother. I no longer utilize LIDDSO services.
    Katrina11798 Katrina11798 31-35, F Jul 1

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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 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I am not married, not yet, but hope to be in the near future. My boyfriend is a retired infantry soldier who served two tours in Iraq. I have only known him since he was retired...
    Serenity14 Serenity14 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    My boyfriend and I have been together since high school. When we started dating he wasn't diagnosed yet, in fact, my mother was the first person that suggested that he might see...
    nscott09 nscott09 22-25, F Jul 2

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    I was a straight woman who fell in love with a lesbian BPD almost 2 years ago, deeply and madly in love. Last spring, she "needed space," announcing this days before an...
    Dim485 Dim485 51-55, F 1 day ago

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    Hi, I am new to this MPD so, I may not know much about it. I am currently dating a woman who has it and it has been a little rocky ever since we dated 4 months ago. Our love for...
    Junchew Junchew 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 30

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    Well my good guy friend kinda told me. Well his friend told me. On his phone. I honestly don't know if it's a prank or not. Idk IM SO CONFUSED. My school is known to play pranks...
    Everystormends Everystormends 13-15, F Jul 1

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    My step-brothers and I bestfriend Joe 💔 this is going to bring me to tears but first let me tell you little bit about Joseph .. Joe is really funny , he's tall ( 6'7 ) , he's...
    Dallycee Dallycee 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    My name is irrelevant. My husband and I have a long history together. We met 15 years ago, as kids. He was my soul mate. Because of past drama with me I didn't act and he knew and...
    needjhim14 needjhim14 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    This is a weird piece in my history.... I vaguely recall my late father going on about a cousin of his who killed himself by sticking a pillow case/ slip or whatever, over his...
    cpthaddock cpthaddock 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 13

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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 5 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 14 hrs ago

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    My sister in law has cancer. It is stage 3 brain cancer and she is 24. The life span after diagnosis, with treatment, is 18 months. We are at about 6 months. The doctors gave her 6...
    Marie090 Marie090 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 2

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    I'm sick of people joking about OCD unless you have it or lived with someone suffering from it you have no idea what the hell you are talking about... Ultimately this coupling...
    dmlongobardo23 dmlongobardo23 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    um fine with it .... i know the feel
    Thepainlover Thepainlover 22-25, M Jul 16

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    "She will not come out of her room" her mother cried to me on the other end of the phone that fate full day so many years ago...... A month before this sad day....seeing how...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    The husband started taking Atripla on Tuesday evening. This makes the diagnosis undeniably real. Of course this kind of scares me, but is undeniably a good thing. I honestly didn't...
    ShaeDM ShaeDM 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    I read on here that their husbands show excessive anger. But mine shows it passive aggressively any one else getting emotionally beat up? Lied to by omission? Sugar coated insults...
    jjflygirl1 jjflygirl1 46-50, F 3 Responses Jul 13

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    My husbands having a bad night... Even asked to go to the va! But we have no way of getting there and he doesn't want me to call an ambulance. Our car is busted, and we are staying...
    RebeccaReynolds RebeccaReynolds 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 15

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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 1 day ago

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    My partner is making me beyond fat...He brings me so much food.. I love how happy it makes him to watch me eat..I feel very loved too..
    bigtimms bigtimms 18-21, M 1 Response a week 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 6 days ago

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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 4 days ago

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    Me and my boyfriend and my kids suffer asd
    prettybum prettybum 18-21, F Jul 7

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    I used to have a gf who would seek me out, ask me out then dump me like a week later-wash, rinse, repeat. Anyway, I found other signs of her having it besides what I just put above...
    ninathecat ninathecat 31-35 1 Response Jul 9

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    please, please, message me.
    cloakedgarden cloakedgarden 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    Anyone looking for a feeder I would be glad to help
    lovemybelly lovemybelly 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 13

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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 5 days ago

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    I'm on here because I'm losing my wife. Her son is 12 yr old severely autistic. She quit her job to focus on getting him help and fell into depression because of all the dead ends...
    heartbroke73 heartbroke73 41-45, M 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    People with autism are gifted and beautiful I adore them!
    Ewan14 Ewan14 41-45, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    When I was nine I met my now boyfriend. He was in my class and I decided I liked him. I never stopped. Through the years and the grades and *shudders* puberty, he became best...
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