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Does your child or someone you know have Autism?

if 1 out of 97 children are born with Autism how does it affect you?


Asked by Anonymous at 4:50 PM on Dec. 6, 2010 in General Parenting

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Answers (10)
  • My son was screened for autism when he was just 1 year old at the request of our pedi, but we were told he's not on the spectrum. My cousin's son is severely autistic and so is my friend's daughter. Also, as an elementary teacher, I work with many children on various levels of the spectrum. So many children have autism...our school just had to add on an extra autistic support classroom b/c the others were so full.

    Answer by MommyH2 at 6:38 PM on Dec. 6, 2010

  • My SS is severely autistic.

    Answer by Scuba at 4:52 PM on Dec. 6, 2010

  • It does not affect me thankfully. But, I know others that it does and its def a struggle. They really need to find the actual cause instead of having parents worry about every vax, food or environment. Its a shame and some day we will know...hopefully

    Answer by Steph319 at 4:52 PM on Dec. 6, 2010

  • My cousin's daughter was diagnosed with Asperger. I don't know much about it though.

    Answer by Snewo at 4:54 PM on Dec. 6, 2010

  • an old friend of mine from highschool who i still keep in touch with thru facebook has a son with autism. her younger son is either too young to tell or doesn't have it. i don't know much about it other than what i've read on here and a few things she's told me.

    Answer by tnm786 at 4:57 PM on Dec. 6, 2010

  • My son and my nephew both are on the spectrum
    my son has moderate autism
    My nephew had PDD-NOS

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 4:52 PM on Dec. 6, 2010

  • Why the vote down? OP asked how it affects ME! It's not my child. It doesnt have a personal affect on my life. Do I feel bad for them? Sure. But OP didnt ask how I FELT you ask how it affects me. It does not directly affect MY life.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:38 PM on Dec. 6, 2010

  • A very close friend of mine has an almost 5 year old son with Autism. My son has some delays, but due to a chromosomal deletion.


    Answer by Krysta622 at 6:10 PM on Dec. 6, 2010

  • Yes. All three of my boys are on different parts of the spectrum.

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 6:26 PM on Dec. 6, 2010

  • I know one person with a son who is severely autistic. She has 5 kids total. He's the only one. I know 2 w/ Asperger's. It doesnt affect me at all truthfully.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:07 PM on Dec. 6, 2010