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#453 - Some background info before I talk about my brother, I lived w…  [+] (2 replies) 09/25/2016 on my parents use reddit? +3
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#460 - asongulol (09/25/2016) [-]
That was well written man. I hope your bro becomes more calm and stable.
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#455 - thegrayfox (09/25/2016) [-]
Holy shit man. That sounds like immense hell. I feel really sorry for your mom. It must take an extremely strong person to deal with something like that on a daily basis. I know I couldn't.

But nevertheless, thank you so much for taking the time to tell me about what it's like to live with an autistic person.
#228 - As someone who has an autistic brother I totally agree with yo…  [+] (18 replies) 09/24/2016 on my parents use reddit? +4
#261 - thegrayfox (09/24/2016) [-]
I've never dealt with autism, neither personally, nor do I know someone who has it, can you give me a little insight on what the day-to-day actually is like, how do these people act?

From all I've ever read on the internet, it just seems like autistic kids are socially awkward, don't make eye contact, but are usually gifted in SOMETHING, since their brain works slightly different, like they're better at matching patterns and whatnot.

But, again, from what I've read, they don't drool, their IQ doesn't seem to be diminished etc...

So, do I have a wrong picture of what autism is like? Please explain it a bit to me, if you have the time.
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#459 - asongulol (09/25/2016) [-]
SpEd teacher here. I'll just over simplify this. Lowest functioning auts mostly can't communicate verbally. They only echo what you say or speak in single words. They can't do simple things like use a spoon or go to the toilet when they need to poop. Most of the time they just do repetitive actions and throw tantrums. I really pitty the parents who have low functioning aut children. It's just sad.
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#453 - awesomeruben (09/25/2016) [-]
Some background info before I talk about my brother, I lived with my Mom, two sisters and my little brother, we come from a low income family. Let me tell you about my brother, he is 13 years of age and has autism and has anxiety and metabolic issues. He is a skinny kid, looks normal, at school (he is in a special class, at a public high school) he acts and talks to his teacher when they ask him to, to many, including his teachers, when we tell them how he acts at home they don't believe us, because all they see is a kid who is quiet and does what he is told at school.
At home there is two sides to my brother Joshua, when he is calm he is talkative, funny, plays his ds games and isnt a menace to be around. But he gets frustrated really easily, He can be a calm kid but then one little thing will set him off, heres an example, lets say my mom came back from the store, he would as "Did you buy me something" my mom knows what he wants cheesecake and a muffin (he is an extremely picky eater) she gives it to him, my mom might say something to him or look at him and that would set him off (He targets my mom more than anyone) he would spit his food, throw it on the ground or start hitting her/ throwing things, he would then commence what I would call playing "mindgames" he would ask my mom "where is cat in the hat" or "where is my new game" or "when is dad coming" These are just some of the things he would ask and my mom and she would have to "guess" what the answer is she could say a thousand things but if that answer doesn't satisfy him he would continue his rampage.

My brother is very socially awkward, whenever we have company over he locks himself in the room and would just put his head down until company left, And when our company would stay over for hours or even overnight he would stay locked up in the room, he would not eat, drink, move around or even use the bathroom ( believe me I tried to move him and feed him it was impossible. Because he social anxiety it is extremely difficult to get him out of the house, It is a struggle to even get him on the bus for school in the morning, it takes 3 of us to drag him out of the door, he is kicking, spitting, punching, throwing whatever is near him at us, while squirming around making it hard to even grab a hold of him. He absolutely hates school, He has never given me a reason why. He comes home angry yelling, hitting throwing things, just causing havoc. This is a daily routine my family goes through. He takes medication for his metabolic issues and for his outbursts, in someways the medication works but frankly he just gets worse and worse as the time goes on. When he has his outbursts and after the aftermatch he would apologize to us saying hes sorry and he wont do it again. I use to believe he had no emotions I would ask him "Joshua why do you hurt us? why do you do this?" he would always answer he doesn't know why. I use to believe he had no feelings I mean how can someone physically hurt their own mother and siblings, how can someone destroy the very little valuables you cherish dearly but when he was sad he would cry, when he was happy he would smile, when he found something funny he would laugh. But I love him nevertheless. As of right now it is only my my mom and my brother living at home. Both me and my sisters are off to different colleges. Yesterday my brother left my mom with a black eye, and broke the only form of entertainment for my mother which was a very expensive smart tv that we all piched in money for. A part of me wants to go back home and help my mom and not leave my mom alone with my brother but another part of me wants to try and focus on my life ahead of me. It hurts me knowing I cant go home anytime soon and help, I just don't know what to do. I can write a whole biography about my life and so on but im not, this is just some of what its like to have an autistic brother,
Thank you guys for reading
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#460 - asongulol (09/25/2016) [-]
That was well written man. I hope your bro becomes more calm and stable.
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#455 - thegrayfox (09/25/2016) [-]
Holy shit man. That sounds like immense hell. I feel really sorry for your mom. It must take an extremely strong person to deal with something like that on a daily basis. I know I couldn't.

But nevertheless, thank you so much for taking the time to tell me about what it's like to live with an autistic person.
#399 - sdziscool (09/24/2016) [-]
As someone who has experienced 16 years with someone with "low functioning" autism, I can tell you that life is hell as either a parent or the kid. The guy i know basically has the brain of someone of 5 years younger, they can't reason and don't understand reasoning behind things, so if he doesn't get his way, he throws a huge tantrum merely because he doesn't understand why, and he never truly will know why, the only thing he could try to do is accept. He basically lives in a world he doesn't understand, all while the world doesn't understand him.
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#382 - alleksi (09/24/2016) [-]
Autism is a silly spectrum that ranges from anti social behavior to pure pants on retard.
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#275 - donated (09/24/2016) [-]
Your thinking of high functioning autism, Like what I have, Asperger's syndrome we are pretty much normal, but socially we are train wrecks, its usually worse in the first fifteen years of our life, But after that we get better at controlling our social skills, I'll still avoid social contact like its the plague and im a good definition of an introvert.

Low functioning autism is quite different though, like the content is going about. While people like me will still go abit haywire, but rarely if never in the violent sense, We're better at learning things if we're dedicated to learning it. Low functioning autism, well lets just say they dont have as much controll over their reactions, i'll try to explain it like this

Lets pretend that autism is like zombies, Now, high functioning autists are what'd you call the smart zombies, we can near flawlessly integrate into a normal life as long as nothing serious happens and we're put into a flexible routine of A B C, A B C, Low functioning autists, are the zombies, easy to spot from a mile, Tantrums, violence, unpleasentness, but like your typical zombie film they will have these short bursts of human ness, Sometimes, though not as often as high functioning autists, they're fully aware they arent normal, they want to fix themselves to make life easier on the people they love, but they arent good at showing it, and they're alot more vurnable to stress, I've been through this aswell, but its hard to fight the instincts that autism brings, To simply give in, throw a tantrum, and just stick with the feeling of apathy.

Now please dont take my words on low functioning autists seriously, Im just providing insight of what i've seen. If I were to point out an issue in people who's jobs are to try and help people with autism, is they dont actually understand autism that well, I notice they tend to go through a check list of things to try and do, and when they dont work, they pass you on the next guy to try again. We're all different, and i'd say the strongest word against an autist is compromise, stern compromising.
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#283 - thegrayfox (09/24/2016) [-]
donated dwarfinhourglass

Thanks guys, that put some insight on what the parents are dealing with.
Seems like it is a complete nightmare and the mother is simply being honest.
#357 - dwarfinhourglass (09/24/2016) [-]
I...I dont wanna be donated
#303 - donated (09/24/2016) [-]
I'd just like to say that, When it comes to vaccinations cause autism, that scaremongering really refers to the lower kind of autism, But then it creates this void of lack of information, they will believe all autism is bassicly the same. I sympathise with low functioning autistic people despite not liking them, but when it comes to high functioning autism, well there is again different levels of severity, we all pick our hobby, and glue ourselves to it, Mine is video gaming, another autists might be gardening, Or even machines, Its really whatever we put our mind to, but then we stick on it like glue and well, I'd like to see someone try to tear me away from my laptop.
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#307 - thegrayfox (09/24/2016) [-]
Well yeah, in recent years, every time there's a successful or highly skilled person talked about in the news or something similar, it usually turns out that they have some kind or form of autism. So you kinda get the picture that high-functioning autism is kind of a good thing.
#313 - donated (09/24/2016) [-]
Yeah they tried to give me the whole "Aspergic people can be really smart", We're smart in our respective hobbys, but you typically find that from a very young age, those people were interested in whatever field they made the discovery in. Its like, instead of jack of all trades, we're only masters of one.
#305 - donated (09/24/2016) [-]
to clarify, I sympathise with the mother more, but When it comes to the innocently bad autists, I symapthise with them too. My greatest fear is knowing I made life harder on my mother due to my autism,
#270 - anon (09/24/2016) [-]
There're several forms of autism - it has many faces. The one you're thinking of is a 'lighter' (for lack of a better word) form. Severe autism can also manifest in different ways but it always means a heavy burden on the caretakers. Their lives will never be normal. If you want to see how life with autistic kids can be I suggest Louis Theroux's documentary on the subject. It's called Extreme Love. Dude always shows things from a very open perspective. Like the parent above many parents feel like horrible human beings because they sometimes or often wish they didn't always have to deal with a child that can turn from being calm to a screaming, spitting, kicking wild beast in a matter of seconds. In reality, I think everyone would feel that way and I think they're heroes for going through with it. My cousin has severe autism and he changed the lives if my uncle and aunt forever. He can be a sweet kid but life has been difficukt for them ever since he was born 25 years ago.
#269 - dwarfinhourglass (09/24/2016) [-]
Well basically yes. There are meany tiers of autism ( i know 2 who has those) but the internet autism is the lowest and also can be mixed with aspergers (ooor i can be totally mistaken)

but for example the kind in the OPs post has it in the worst tier. They cant speak, may have werird facial grins or kind of fucked up facial expressions on all the time ( like the one that i know who is almost as bad as post's kid). Weird hand/finger gestires stuck at all times an other stuff for example cant make any understandable word but he can understand simple commands.

The other one i know looks like a normal person but cant really have a conversation with anyone, he does quote movies and games and does wander around but has very sensitive hearing, also is just focused of his own mind, also could bot write anykindof 4chan post so peoplr would call him a autistic. But thats all i know.
#268 - anon (09/24/2016) [-]
I have never experinced someone with Autism, but I do know that it affects people differently and can be more severe or less severe. One autistic kid could just have a stutter or something while another can barely function. I think it all depends on how severaly they have it. Could be wrong though so, just speaking on my personal knowledge.
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#1597 - KennyMcCormickk (06/27/2016) [-]
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