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Autism - Support Across the Spectrum Autism - Support Across the Spectrum

How many ASD people are in your family?

Posted by on Apr. 9, 2012 at 5:15 PM
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Just wondering how many of you have more than one person on the spectrum in your family. Could be immediate or extended. 

by on Apr. 9, 2012 at 5:15 PM
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Kittie26
by on Apr. 9, 2012 at 5:16 PM

In my immediate family, only my daughter is on the spectrum. In my very extended family, there is one other person who I know about who exhibits more severe autism traits, but he was never correctly diagnosed. He's my dad's first cousin's grandson, so definitely not very close blood ties, but still know him from family reunions.

CreziaMommyTo2
by on Apr. 9, 2012 at 5:23 PM

i am adopted... in my DHs side both my nephews are ADHD but not spectrum.

on my side (not blood related by me or my kids) there are 6 spectrum children, 1st and 2nd cousins

fiercedivas
by on Apr. 9, 2012 at 6:32 PM
My nephew he is 13
kajira
by Emma on Apr. 9, 2012 at 6:40 PM

2 in my household. me and my son.

officially diagnosed in my family : one of my cousin's kids who's my son's age.

My oldest half brother - and his son are both officially diagnosed.


Now, unofficially "quirky?" half my family.

letstalk747
by Silver Member on Apr. 9, 2012 at 7:06 PM

   5 or 6 , and if i really sat down and hashed it over probly more

ROGUEM
by on Apr. 9, 2012 at 7:07 PM

 probably everyone :)

momof3_dll
by on Apr. 9, 2012 at 9:09 PM
Nobody but my son that is diagnosed. Pretty sure there are at least a few that could be but will never know for sure.
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Kittie26
by on Apr. 9, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Ha! Right! But diagnosed? Just your boys, right?

Quoting ROGUEM:

 probably everyone :)


ROGUEM
by on Apr. 9, 2012 at 9:15 PM

 Yes, just my boys with official dxs.  BUT  my husband and his sibling are undx adults, no doubt about it.  My family is rife with bi-polar, schizophrenia, and mental illness that I believe is dx'd incorrectly.  But what is normal anyways :)  Well my Granny Gladys is pretty normal, oh no wait no she is quirky too....LOL 

Quoting Kittie26:

Ha! Right! But diagnosed? Just your boys, right?

Quoting ROGUEM:

 probably everyone :)


 

jordiesmom05
by on Apr. 9, 2012 at 9:20 PM
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My son is the only one in my family, immediate or extended. I guess I am the lucky one! My son is awesome!

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