Autistic Adults

28 06 2009

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Please read — This is a topic which really deserves our attention: http://www.theautismnews.com/2009/06/28/rise-in-autistic-adults-worries-caregivers/

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56 responses

28 06 2009
jongibbs

As a father of two, severely autistic, teenage daughters I feel for both Marlon and his mother.

Most parents are terrified that there children might die before them. I can’t speak for others in my situation, but my greatest nightmare is the exact opposite.

28 06 2009
southernweirdo

Stay strong, man. I can’t imagine.

Are they able to function outside the structured enviornment of home or school? What’s the plan for after high school? Are there resources for autistic adults in your area? Just curious…

29 06 2009
jongibbs

If by function, you mean, can they look after themselves, no, but they’re happy, which is the main thing. I’m glad to say that New Jersey’s pretty good with special needs. They’re in the system until age 21. After that… I guess we’ll see.

How about you? What’s your connection to autism?

30 06 2009
southernweirdo

My oldest son was diagnosed with high functioning autism/Asperger’s syndrome earlier this year(http://southernweirdo.livejournal.com/46008.html).

I also did a lot of work with special needs kids back in college and the experience really struck a chord with me.

30 06 2009
jongibbs

I wish you luck with him. Don’t forget to enjoy the good moments πŸ™‚

30 06 2009
jongibbs

I wish you luck with him. Don’t forget to enjoy the good moments πŸ™‚

30 06 2009
southernweirdo

My oldest son was diagnosed with high functioning autism/Asperger’s syndrome earlier this year(http://southernweirdo.livejournal.com/46008.html).

I also did a lot of work with special needs kids back in college and the experience really struck a chord with me.

29 06 2009
jongibbs

If by function, you mean, can they look after themselves, no, but they’re happy, which is the main thing. I’m glad to say that New Jersey’s pretty good with special needs. They’re in the system until age 21. After that… I guess we’ll see.

How about you? What’s your connection to autism?

28 06 2009
southernweirdo

Stay strong, man. I can’t imagine.

Are they able to function outside the structured enviornment of home or school? What’s the plan for after high school? Are there resources for autistic adults in your area? Just curious…

29 06 2009
spiziks

I know exactly what you mean.

29 06 2009
jongibbs

Then you’ll understand when I say I’m sorry to hear that πŸ™‚

29 06 2009
jongibbs

Then you’ll understand when I say I’m sorry to hear that πŸ™‚

29 06 2009
spiziks

I know exactly what you mean.

28 06 2009
jongibbs

As a father of two, severely autistic, teenage daughters I feel for both Marlon and his mother.

Most parents are terrified that there children might die before them. I can’t speak for others in my situation, but my greatest nightmare is the exact opposite.

28 06 2009
jongibbs

As a father of two, severely autistic, teenage daughters I feel for both Marlon and his mother.

Most parents are terrified that there children might die before them. I can’t speak for others in my situation, but my greatest nightmare is the exact opposite.

28 06 2009
jongibbs

As a father of two, severely autistic, teenage daughters I feel for both Marlon and his mother.

Most parents are terrified that there children might die before them. I can’t speak for others in my situation, but my greatest nightmare is the exact opposite.

28 06 2009
jongibbs

As a father of two, severely autistic, teenage daughters I feel for both Marlon and his mother.

Most parents are terrified that there children might die before them. I can’t speak for others in my situation, but my greatest nightmare is the exact opposite.

28 06 2009
southernweirdo

Stay strong, man. I can’t imagine.

Are they able to function outside the structured enviornment of home or school? What’s the plan for after high school? Are there resources for autistic adults in your area? Just curious…

29 06 2009
jongibbs

If by function, you mean, can they look after themselves, no, but they’re happy, which is the main thing. I’m glad to say that New Jersey’s pretty good with special needs. They’re in the system until age 21. After that… I guess we’ll see.

How about you? What’s your connection to autism?

30 06 2009
southernweirdo

My oldest son was diagnosed with high functioning autism/Asperger’s syndrome earlier this year(http://southernweirdo.livejournal.com/46008.html).

I also did a lot of work with special needs kids back in college and the experience really struck a chord with me.

30 06 2009
jongibbs

I wish you luck with him. Don’t forget to enjoy the good moments πŸ™‚

29 06 2009
spiziks

I know exactly what you mean.

29 06 2009
jongibbs

Then you’ll understand when I say I’m sorry to hear that πŸ™‚

28 06 2009
jongibbs

As a father of two, severely autistic, teenage daughters I feel for both Marlon and his mother.

Most parents are terrified that there children might die before them. I can’t speak for others in my situation, but my greatest nightmare is the exact opposite.

28 06 2009
southernweirdo

Stay strong, man. I can’t imagine.

Are they able to function outside the structured enviornment of home or school? What’s the plan for after high school? Are there resources for autistic adults in your area? Just curious…

29 06 2009
jongibbs

If by function, you mean, can they look after themselves, no, but they’re happy, which is the main thing. I’m glad to say that New Jersey’s pretty good with special needs. They’re in the system until age 21. After that… I guess we’ll see.

How about you? What’s your connection to autism?

30 06 2009
southernweirdo

My oldest son was diagnosed with high functioning autism/Asperger’s syndrome earlier this year(http://southernweirdo.livejournal.com/46008.html).

I also did a lot of work with special needs kids back in college and the experience really struck a chord with me.

30 06 2009
jongibbs

I wish you luck with him. Don’t forget to enjoy the good moments πŸ™‚

29 06 2009
spiziks

I know exactly what you mean.

29 06 2009
jongibbs

Then you’ll understand when I say I’m sorry to hear that πŸ™‚

28 06 2009
jongibbs

As a father of two, severely autistic, teenage daughters I feel for both Marlon and his mother.
Most parents are terrified that there children might die before them. I can’t speak for others in my situation, but my greatest nightmare is the exact opposite.

28 06 2009
southernweirdo

Stay strong, man. I can’t imagine.
Are they able to function outside the structured enviornment of home or school? What’s the plan for after high school? Are there resources for autistic adults in your area? Just curious…

29 06 2009
jongibbs

If by function, you mean, can they look after themselves, no, but they’re happy, which is the main thing. I’m glad to say that New Jersey’s pretty good with special needs. They’re in the system until age 21. After that… I guess we’ll see.
How about you? What’s your connection to autism?

30 06 2009
southernweirdo

My oldest son was diagnosed with high functioning autism/Asperger’s syndrome earlier this year(http://southernweirdo.livejournal.com/46008.html).
I also did a lot of work with special needs kids back in college and the experience really struck a chord with me.

30 06 2009
jongibbs

I wish you luck with him. Don’t forget to enjoy the good moments πŸ™‚

30 06 2009
jongibbs

I wish you luck with him. Don’t forget to enjoy the good moments πŸ™‚

30 06 2009
southernweirdo

My oldest son was diagnosed with high functioning autism/Asperger’s syndrome earlier this year(http://southernweirdo.livejournal.com/46008.html).
I also did a lot of work with special needs kids back in college and the experience really struck a chord with me.

29 06 2009
jongibbs

If by function, you mean, can they look after themselves, no, but they’re happy, which is the main thing. I’m glad to say that New Jersey’s pretty good with special needs. They’re in the system until age 21. After that… I guess we’ll see.
How about you? What’s your connection to autism?

28 06 2009
southernweirdo

Stay strong, man. I can’t imagine.
Are they able to function outside the structured enviornment of home or school? What’s the plan for after high school? Are there resources for autistic adults in your area? Just curious…

29 06 2009
spiziks

I know exactly what you mean.

29 06 2009
jongibbs

Then you’ll understand when I say I’m sorry to hear that πŸ™‚

29 06 2009
jongibbs

Then you’ll understand when I say I’m sorry to hear that πŸ™‚

29 06 2009
spiziks

I know exactly what you mean.

28 06 2009
jongibbs

As a father of two, severely autistic, teenage daughters I feel for both Marlon and his mother.
Most parents are terrified that there children might die before them. I can’t speak for others in my situation, but my greatest nightmare is the exact opposite.

28 06 2009
southernweirdo

Stay strong, man. I can’t imagine.

Are they able to function outside the structured enviornment of home or school? What’s the plan for after high school? Are there resources for autistic adults in your area? Just curious…

28 06 2009
southernweirdo

Stay strong, man. I can’t imagine.

Are they able to function outside the structured enviornment of home or school? What’s the plan for after high school? Are there resources for autistic adults in your area? Just curious…

29 06 2009
jongibbs

If by function, you mean, can they look after themselves, no, but they’re happy, which is the main thing. I’m glad to say that New Jersey’s pretty good with special needs. They’re in the system until age 21. After that… I guess we’ll see.

How about you? What’s your connection to autism?

29 06 2009
jongibbs

If by function, you mean, can they look after themselves, no, but they’re happy, which is the main thing. I’m glad to say that New Jersey’s pretty good with special needs. They’re in the system until age 21. After that… I guess we’ll see.

How about you? What’s your connection to autism?

29 06 2009
spiziks

I know exactly what you mean.

29 06 2009
spiziks

I know exactly what you mean.

29 06 2009
jongibbs

Then you’ll understand when I say I’m sorry to hear that πŸ™‚

29 06 2009
jongibbs

Then you’ll understand when I say I’m sorry to hear that πŸ™‚

30 06 2009
southernweirdo

My oldest son was diagnosed with high functioning autism/Asperger’s syndrome earlier this year(http://southernweirdo.livejournal.com/46008.html).

I also did a lot of work with special needs kids back in college and the experience really struck a chord with me.

30 06 2009
southernweirdo

My oldest son was diagnosed with high functioning autism/Asperger’s syndrome earlier this year(http://southernweirdo.livejournal.com/46008.html).

I also did a lot of work with special needs kids back in college and the experience really struck a chord with me.

30 06 2009
jongibbs

I wish you luck with him. Don’t forget to enjoy the good moments πŸ™‚

30 06 2009
jongibbs

I wish you luck with him. Don’t forget to enjoy the good moments πŸ™‚

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