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Are people here all autistic?

Discussion in 'Help and Support' started by MikeMarkCA, Dec 17, 2018.

  1. MikeMarkCA

    MikeMarkCA Active Member

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    or are people with autistic loved ones also welcome here to learn?
     
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    Pats Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    You're very welcome here. We have lots of people come here to learn more about their loved ones.
     
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    Fino Alex V.I.P Member

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    The second one. Everyone is welcome, from what I've seen!
     
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    Bolletje Overly complicated potato V.I.P Member

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    There’s all kinds of people here. As long as you’re willing to learn and be respectful, you’re welcome :)
     
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  6. MikeMarkCA

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    Great, thank you for the welcome. My grandson is autistic, but mildly so. Sometimes it is hard to remember he has the condition. He is seven, and extremely hard to have a meaningful back and forth.
    I will have a lot of questions in regards to the proper way to interact with an autistic child.
     
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  7. MrSpock

    MrSpock Live long and prosper

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    You're welcome here to learn... and to teach. We're trying to learn about ourselves, and about you too, and what makes us different. We're all in this together, sort of, I hope!
     
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    A good amount of us on here are on the autism spectrum, but many people on here have loved ones with autism (like you do) or just know someone on the spectrum and are trying to learn more about the spectrum and how to help the particular person they know, ask questions etc.

    You're definitely welcome :) Basically everyone is welcome and included, which is one of the great things about these forums. Ask questions and teach and learn away!
     
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    Panthro Well-Known Member

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    Welcome aboard! Always happy to see family members of aspies come here to learn. Anyways, I came across this video about the challenges of mild autism, which many may see the upside of having ASD mildly, there are some disadvantages, which is discused here:

     
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    Tom Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Yes, but voluntary donut donations are customary.

    ;)
     
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    TheFreeCat Active Member

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    When I joined, I was told they were mandatory :) So I brought amazing donuts---every make, model, and flavour!
     
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