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#1 Mirror__Reflections

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 04:54 AM

Says it all in the title really ♡

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#2 soggy.teabag

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Posted 20 August 2019 - 04:11 AM

Oh hey you!

Both my twins have autism.
My eldest is diagnosed with ADHD but highly likely he's on the spectrum too.
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#3 skinnyqueen31

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Posted 22 August 2019 - 08:36 AM

My best friend does!

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Posted 04 September 2019 - 08:51 AM

My son is 5 and on the spectrum

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 08:43 PM

Right here! My 10 year old does (high functioning) and I suspect my two younger kids may also be on the spectrum.


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#6 Thejanefox

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Posted 15 January 2020 - 09:19 PM

Yep my youngest was just diagnosed with asd and we suspect his brother is as well.

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Posted 19 January 2020 - 04:29 PM

Yes, my 14 yo son does.  Misdiagnosed for years...finally got proper diagnosis at age 12.  


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#8 Daisylou

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Posted 26 January 2020 - 07:13 PM

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Posted 26 January 2020 - 08:28 PM

Right here! My 10 year old does (high functioning) and I suspect my two younger kids may also be on the spectrum.

As an autistic person, I ask on behalf of myself and other autistic people that you think twice about using harmful functioning labels. Functioning labels are harmful to all autistic people because they dismiss our individual strengths and weaknesses. Being called low functioning makes it seem as if someone is a burden or a tragedy, and high functioning calls to mind savant abilities or that the person is not "autistic enough" for it to affect them in everyday life. I hope I have helped you understand why we feel this way and that you will consider how it impacts us when talking about us in the future. Best wishes to you and your children. Thank you, and have a nice day.


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Posted 26 January 2020 - 08:51 PM

Kind of the opposite of the question, but my mom and I both have autism (its highly genetic). 


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#11 thesekidsdrivememad

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Posted 09 February 2020 - 11:34 AM

Both my boys oldest (12) is ADHD and ASD youngest (10) is ADHD, ASD and ODD

I'm also ADHD and almost certainly on the ASD spectrum too but undiagnosed.
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#12 Widogast

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Posted 09 February 2020 - 11:41 AM

Another thing as an autistic person

It’s - autistic person
Not - person with autism
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#13 Daniel4754

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Posted 09 February 2020 - 11:56 AM

Another thing as an autistic person

It’s - autistic person
Not - person with autism

I disagree. Autism doesn't define who I am. I'm a human being first and being mildly on the spectrum and having bipolar 2 are just two facts about me.
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Posted 09 February 2020 - 12:06 PM

I'm autistic/have autism/whatever term you like to use as long as it's respectful and I really don't get the contradictory language policing around autism, especially because it's held to a different standard than other disabilities (and yes, it is a disability, yes, one that comes with advantages, but let's not pretend like it's all sunshine and rainbows), the PC term is always "person with a disability" and not "disability person" yet when it's autism you're not supposed to say that and you have to say "autistic person"? Really don't get it. Also, functioning labels are not always perfect, because there are many people who fall between high and low functioning, but I think they are still helpful because let's face it, someone who can hold a stable career and relationships has a different form of autism than someone who struggles to speak. Just like we would classify a physical disability like cerebral palsy as "mild", "moderate", or "severe", many of those with autism are impaired on different levels. I don't understand the double standard with autism as opposed to other disabilities. 

Another thing as an autistic person

It’s - autistic person
Not - person with autism

 

 

I disagree. Autism doesn't define who I am. I'm a human being first and being mildly on the spectrum and having bipolar 2 are just two facts about me.


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#15 Widogast

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Posted 09 February 2020 - 06:23 PM

Some of y’all may not like it but the majority of autistic people hate the ‘person with autism’ and hate functioning labels because every day can be different for us and saying someone is low functioning = useless in people’s eyes and high functioning = doesn’t need any help in people’s eyes and that’s simply wrong and disgusting.
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Posted 10 May 2020 - 10:30 PM

Yes Miss 10...misdiagnosed for years, masker (like myself)

..she makes me crave sugar to deal with her some days...Sugar makes me calm..so Im am fat.  She can be hard hard work, but I too am hard work.  So we make it work, lots of love and coping stratagies..

 

one thing I have noticed is how well she is learning not being in a school environment..



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Posted 26 June 2020 - 06:19 PM

Yep my son is asd he's 7
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#18 CutePotato

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Posted 28 June 2020 - 12:13 PM

I'm on the spectrum and I suspect my 1 yo could be too.. maybe I'm overreacting so I haven't been anywhere with it yet but he doesn't like to make any eye contact, doesn't react when I talk to him, doesn't make facial expressions to others, does "stimming"..
When did you guys told anyone about it? Have you seen any signs when your child was very small?

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Posted 01 July 2020 - 01:12 PM

My babe is autistic. It was a little noticeable when they were around 2 years old, but nothing was certain until preschool when the teachers mentioned his behavior and that we should seek ABA services.. I feel weird about ABA, but my babe is the sweetest, smartest kid I've ever known. 


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Posted 02 July 2020 - 11:11 PM

My babe is autistic. It was a little noticeable when they were around 2 years old, but nothing was certain until preschool when the teachers mentioned his behavior and that we should seek ABA services.. I feel weird about ABA, but my babe is the sweetest, smartest kid I've ever known. 

 

can I ask what were some of the signs?

I am sure my husband is on the spectrum and my youngest is very different than my other 2 kids and even the other kids I know who are his age or younger. I think his school system is failing him by not noticing, and he's actually in a "special" preschool for delayed kids. They don't really think anything is wrong with him but I'm pretty sure he's on the spectrum.




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