I Live With Autism

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 172 People

    I can't help but wonder how to determine

    if what you feel for someone of the opposite sex is sexual attraction, romantic attraction, or feelings of friendship. It's hard to tell. Anyone else have this issue? Any tips for others who have the same issue? I can usually tell depending on how a kiss feels...somewhat
    secretlyhonest1 secretlyhonest1
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Jan 16, 2016

    I have a mild form called "Dyspraxia"

    which mainly affects the coordination and that I develop skills later than most my peers would. I have some troubles with speaking, I don't like how certain textures feel on my hands, skin, or in my mouth. I'm also all about routine. If something changes suddenly without any...
    cyanidemaxwell cyanidemaxwell
    18-21, F
    Sep 11, 2014

    This Is Me... A Result Of Years Of Abuse And Neglect

    PLEASE READ MY PERSONAL COMMENTS BELOW... I have bullet pointed the ones I think relates to me....and underlined the main points  Autism is a complex disorder which affects a person’s ability to interact with the world around them. Commonly referred to as autism spectrum...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals
    36-40, F
    Aug 6, 2011

    I Live With It.

    Yes, I have mild to moderate autism. I also have mild to moderate mental retardation, severe anxiety, social phobia, a slow learning disability, and ADHD. I do have alot of difficulties with Autism. However, I wouldn't want to be cured because my disability has become part of my...
    Misayu Misayu
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jan 26, 2009

    Hello experienceproject.

    I hope my first experience is good. I know most people who look at my profile in the future will see this one. :) I am a high functioning autistic person from the United Kingdom, I didn't speak until very late in my life. So I am better at other forms of communicating rather...
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    4 Responses Sep 20, 2015

    kids nowadays use autism

    as a insult, its like the new 'gay' btw i dont have autism.
    Taterthot Taterthot
    13-15, F
    1 Response Jan 20, 2016

    Living Under the Unbrella

    My name is Corrie and along with my father, and oldest younger brother, I have been diagnosed with an autistic disorder.  We only discovered that autism ran in our family about two years ago, when my brother was diagnosed with PDD.  Afterwards, my grandma confessed that...
    evanescencegirl322 evanescencegirl322
    Jul 14, 2009

    Autistic Adult

    I don't know if I was born with autism or something happened when I was a baby that caused my autism. I was told that I couldn't walk until I was 3 years old and started in school one year later because I was out of control, would shut everyone including my teachers out. Even...
    Lovelydigger Lovelydigger
    1 Response Apr 21, 2012

    I was diagnosed but my parents said I was born

    with it. I guess I was born disabled. Kids thought I was weird and didn't like me. I've had childhood friends but we don't see each other. Anyways high school was ****. People I knew stopped talking to me and some are still friends with my little sister. I wish I was non...
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    2 Responses Jan 1, 2016
    Tallestdavid Tallestdavid
    26-30, M
    1 Response Nov 2, 2015

    I hate being autistic!

    I wish I was normal and being mistreated and taken advantage of.
    aspieboy21 aspieboy21
    22-25, M
    Jun 9, 2015

    I Have Autism

    I have HFA autism i love what i have and i hate it.But i also find what i have intoresting so i talk about it alot.I love anything involved with facts or medicule stuff.though i dont like people pitting me.
    Sam1233 Sam1233
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Jan 7, 2012


    blogspot.com/2011/03/friends-and-autism.html?m=1 Found this. Hope it helps
    secretlyhonest1 secretlyhonest1
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Jan 16, 2016

    My Autism, My Life

    I have Autism and it been rough but i have made it through Life but not without its bump. I grew up with parents divorced at age 4. mom with multiple personalities and often jumping from family to family house growing up and Dad seeing me only on weekends. At that time Autism...
    DrgnWolf DrgnWolf
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Oct 25, 2013

    I Have Autism

    I am 15 years old, and I have autism. I found what my little sister had written on here about me, and howshe's kind of embarassed of me. It made me really sad. So i made an account on here, and my mom promised to help me share my answers and stories and things. ((Translated...
    daisy41500 daisy41500
    18-21, F
    Nov 1, 2012

    yeah haven't a choice

    but to live with it, I am me and no one but me,
    Thewingedwolfserpent Thewingedwolfserpent
    56-60, M
    Feb 14, 2016

    Autistic Son With Weird Mom

    I live part-time with my 10 year old son who is autistic.  From birth to the year 3, he lived with me and my husband who was always at work.  I was his primary caregiver.  In fact, I was the parent who noticed at age 23 months, that he acted "different than...
    koolmom koolmom
    1 Response Dec 16, 2008

    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 outside and don't anywhere either. It seems all these ************* on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are fake as hell which just disgusts me how...
    traxter18 traxter18
    18-21, M
    Feb 6, 2016

    I Have Autism

    Ed Wrenn Richmond House is an incredible place. I have learned to be almost fully independent. It’s funny how you look back after all these years and remember what you learned and experienced. I have learned to cook very well (think I’m best chef in house), how to...
    RichmondHouse RichmondHouse
    Jul 24, 2012

    A Love / Hate Relationship

    I am a mother of 2 boys, one is 9 yrs, the other only 11 months.  My 9 yr old is severly autistic and completely dependant on me.  I still dress him and wash him and he has the mental age of a toddler.  He is aggressive and very loud and is also very hyperactive...
    frustratedmummy frustratedmummy
    26-30, F
    19 Responses Sep 18, 2008

    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 going back down, i am me i change the way i am i was born with disablitys i am strong and will keep going
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    1 Response Feb 6, 2016
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    Nov 2, 2015

    yes I do have it I hate having it.

    but I'm getting used do it.
    kasydragon kasydragon
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 6, 2016

    What stims or repetitive behaviours do you do?

    I twirl my hair around my fingers, flick book covers with my nails, stroke my palm, chant syllables repetitively, touch the corners of my eyes. When I'm very stressed I hit my head repetitively and sometimes I rock while laying on my side.
    Mehrabahn Mehrabahn
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Oct 4, 2015

    It's not always easy.

    In grade school, I was picked on, and I was an outcast, and it hurt a little bit, but I learned to live with it. But I may be more social if people had treated me better. I was always the weird one because I had autism and no one, not even I, realized it.
    Wolflover1999 Wolflover1999
    18-21, M
    1 Response Nov 14, 2015

    Autistic But Not Useless

    My name is Nathan and I have autism, a mild form of it but still...it's autism nonetheless. I feel that people on the internet can be very hurtful and predujice when it comes to autistic people. A lot of people online call me a waste of life just because I do not have a job...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 23, 2013
    pearls37 pearls37
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 20, 2016

    Richmond House Helped Me Grow Up

    Ana Clements When I moved to Richmond last year, there were several things that changed about my life. [I was raised in Herndon, VA for twenty-one years. Herndon is a decent place for kids or older adults, but I can’t drive and that made it difficult to live there as an...
    RichmondHouse RichmondHouse
    Jul 24, 2012

    it's hard to live with autism in this world.

    The only place I can be is at home. work can be an good place for disable people to but you would have to go to an place where they look for others like us an job.
    dreamerguy20 dreamerguy20
    22-25, M
    Nov 3, 2015

    it is like a disease

    that never leaves. I don't like it but I don't let it limit me
    Chang94 Chang94
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Jun 10, 2015
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