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2012-10-08 11:28:32 AM
Trouble getting a good night's sleep? Holy hell, I'd never sleep again.
 
2012-10-08 12:07:32 PM
but... ADVENTURE!
 
2012-10-08 12:11:25 PM
Fill their room with potatoes to count.
 
2012-10-08 12:14:29 PM
McCarthy Whorefecta in play?
 
2012-10-08 12:15:50 PM
elope?

You mean the little assburgers are getting hitched? Without our blessing?!
 
2012-10-08 12:15:51 PM
I think we should convert all the breast cancer awareness companies to Autism awareness. Everyone's aware of breast cancer. We know it's a thing. But there is a crazy amount of misunderstanding and derp out there regarding autism.
 
2012-10-08 12:17:08 PM
Then they grow up and post on Fark.
 
2012-10-08 12:17:46 PM
(and forgot to add) post My Little Pony pictures constantly.
 
2012-10-08 12:18:03 PM

Honest Bender: I think we should convert all the breast cancer awareness companies to Autism awareness. Everyone's aware of breast cancer. We know it's a thing. But there is a crazy amount of misunderstanding and derp out there regarding autism.


Nah, we're just tired of farking hearing about it.

Boobies I do not get tired of.
 
2012-10-08 12:18:20 PM
I have installed a complete set of deadbolts on the inside of the house, along with pins in the windows and sliding doors to keep my son inside. He likes to get up at the crack of dawn and go wandering. Usually over to the neighbors house.

It is funny in hindsight, and terrifying in the moment.

We finally got help by buying a bigger house. Turns out he wasn't wandering per se, just trying to get away from us and find some space.
 
2012-10-08 12:18:54 PM

topcon: (and forgot to add) post My Little Pony pictures constantly.


Bravo.
 
2012-10-08 12:20:35 PM

Rent Party:
We finally got help by buying a bigger house. Turns out he wasn't wandering per se, just trying to get away from us and find some space.


He just doesn't like you that much.
 
2012-10-08 12:21:27 PM
i think like yeah ..
 
2012-10-08 12:24:40 PM

Rent Party: I have installed a complete set of deadbolts on the inside of the house, along with pins in the windows and sliding doors to keep my son inside. He likes to get up at the crack of dawn and go wandering. Usually over to the neighbors house.

It is funny in hindsight, and terrifying in the moment.

We finally got help by buying a bigger house. Turns out he wasn't wandering per se, just trying to get away from us and find some space.


Yes, we do occasionally have issues when our children run away. As a respectable man of means who can provide for his family I know it isn't about space.

So we have taken some of your measures, but added a few. Guard dogs, perimeter lasers, small LTL anti-personnel devices...

Anything to keep them safe.
 
2012-10-08 12:28:21 PM

loki see loki do: Rent Party:
We finally got help by buying a bigger house. Turns out he wasn't wandering per se, just trying to get away from us and find some space.

He just doesn't like you that much.


He does, he just likes his peace and quiet. He's non verbal but fully communicative in that regard. He'll come over and hold your hand and give you the big old googey eyes. Then he'll get you to stand up and follow him. He'll walk you out of the rec-room, excited to show you what he's up to. But you go first.

Then he closes the door behind you and goes back to whatever he was doing.
 
2012-10-08 12:29:01 PM
A coworker and his wife haven't had more than 2hrs consecutive sleep in 15 years since their autistic son was born. He has NO sleep pattern so they take turns, and when he runs away, he is really running, tirelessly running, completely unaware of traffic. What can you do?
 
2012-10-08 12:30:38 PM

Sobrrr: A coworker and his wife haven't had more than 2hrs consecutive sleep in 15 years since their autistic son was born. He has NO sleep pattern so they take turns, and when he runs away, he is really running, tirelessly running, completely unaware of traffic. What can you do?


Euthanasia?
 
2012-10-08 12:31:30 PM
Autistic kids rock!
 
2012-10-08 12:31:35 PM

Sobrrr: A coworker and his wife haven't had more than 2hrs consecutive sleep in 15 years since their autistic son was born. He has NO sleep pattern so they take turns, and when he runs away, he is really running, tirelessly running, completely unaware of traffic. What can you do?


Get him into good sleep habits. Autistic kids learn just fine. As much as possible, the best thing you can do for them is treat them just like the regular kids. Give them a regular bed time. Make them adhere to it. Make them sit at the table for dinner. Make them clean up their room. Talk to them about their day.

And buy locks.
 
2012-10-08 12:31:42 PM

Sobrrr: A coworker and his wife haven't had more than 2hrs consecutive sleep in 15 years since their autistic son was born. He has NO sleep pattern so they take turns, and when he runs away, he is really running, tirelessly running, completely unaware of traffic. What can you do?


Reboot.
 
2012-10-08 12:32:03 PM

Rent Party: I have installed a complete set of deadbolts on the inside of the house, along with pins in the windows and sliding doors to keep my son inside. He likes to get up at the crack of dawn and go wandering. Usually over to the neighbors house.

It is funny in hindsight, and terrifying in the moment.

We finally got help by buying a bigger house. Turns out he wasn't wandering per se, just trying to get away from us and find some space.


Same here. Yesterday we visited family in their hotel room and he went in the shower just to. E alone. Of course the acoustics were also great for his repetitive "reciting"

Sometimes at restaurants he gOes to the bathroom and does t come back for 15 minutes.
 
2012-10-08 12:33:58 PM
Ugh, all the drama and the worst part is nothing they do is really appreciated until long after they're dead.
 
2012-10-08 12:35:47 PM

Rent Party: loki see loki do: Rent Party:
We finally got help by buying a bigger house. Turns out he wasn't wandering per se, just trying to get away from us and find some space.

He just doesn't like you that much.

He does, he just likes his peace and quiet. He's non verbal but fully communicative in that regard. He'll come over and hold your hand and give you the big old googey eyes. Then he'll get you to stand up and follow him. He'll walk you out of the rec-room, excited to show you what he's up to. But you go first.

Then he closes the door behind you and goes back to whatever he was doing.


Yeah... sounds like a blast...
 
2012-10-08 12:35:48 PM

USA Prime Credit Peggy:
Euthanasia?


Invisible fence?
 
2012-10-08 12:38:55 PM
www.deviantart.com

Do they also go fast?
 
2012-10-08 12:41:01 PM

Honest Bender: I think we should convert all the breast cancer awareness companies to Autism awareness. Everyone's aware of breast cancer. We know it's a thing. But there is a crazy amount of misunderstanding and derp out there regarding autism.


I'm aware... every slightly above average programmer I know claims to have autism. They think it makes them look smart.
 
2012-10-08 12:47:16 PM

Honest Bender: I think we should convert all the breast cancer awareness companies to Autism awareness. Everyone's aware of breast cancer. We know it's a thing. But there is a crazy amount of misunderstanding and derp out there regarding autism.


Well of course there is, it's part of the disorder.
 
2012-10-08 12:49:12 PM
FTFA:
65% of wandering children were at risk for traffic accidents and 24% were at risk for drowning

Does this mean 89% were near roads and water? Like, at all?
 
2012-10-08 12:55:29 PM
When austistic kids wander they prefer to fly Qantas.
 
2012-10-08 01:01:18 PM
If you get a big enough space, they don't always come back. Protip!
 
2012-10-08 01:10:30 PM
They'll be back in time for Wapner.
 
2012-10-08 01:15:06 PM
Is this the thread where parents of autistic kids assure us that their kids can't possibly be taught to do things like "normal" people because they're autistic and the rest of us are cruel and heartless for expecting them to do so?
 
2012-10-08 01:15:36 PM
In the previous job I had for 5 years (1985-1990) I was a social worker for an agency that provided recreation and clinical services to children and adults in Manhattan with autism. The most stressful part of my job in the first two years was coordinating an afterschoolprogram, and a Saturday program for around 40 autistic children and adolescents. The staff I had to rely on was predominantly college students and other non professional young adults. I remember a close call I had involved a wondering young autistic child, around 8 years old. On a Saturday afternoon, the counsellors took a group of children to Washington Square Park which most of the autistic clients really enjoyed(about 5 blocks away) I learned however that one of the children (an 8 year old rather low functioning non-verbal child) went missing while at the Park. The rest of the group returned and the police were contacted. Right after the group returned, the child with no change in his expression and unable to communicate what happened, strolled in as if nothing happened. Just thinking that this young boy crossed several blocks by himself without any injury and the fact that he found the program on his own really amazes me. I recall in those two years I always had trouble falling asleep on Friday nights before the Saturday program and for the first time I had to rely on sleeping pills on those Friday nights.
 
2012-10-08 01:31:44 PM

Gyrfalcon: Is this the thread where parents of autistic kids assure us that their kids can't possibly be taught to do things like "normal" people because they're autistic and the rest of us are cruel and heartless for expecting them to do so?


EABOD
 
2012-10-08 01:37:29 PM

Admiral_Halsey: Gyrfalcon: Is this the thread where parents of autistic kids assure us that their kids can't possibly be taught to do things like "normal" people because they're autistic and the rest of us are cruel and heartless for expecting them to do so?

EABOD


Guess so.
 
2012-10-08 01:39:35 PM

Admiral_Halsey: Gyrfalcon: Is this the thread where parents of autistic kids assure us that their kids can't possibly be taught to do things like "normal" people because they're autistic and the rest of us are cruel and heartless for expecting them to do so?

EABOD


Yeah... little miracles, each and every one...
 
2012-10-08 01:43:06 PM
How many read that as:

Subby shows autistic children act autistic
 
2012-10-08 01:44:21 PM

Gyrfalcon: Is this the thread where parents of autistic kids assure us that their kids can't possibly be taught to do things like "normal" people because they're autistic and the rest of us are cruel and heartless for expecting them to do so?


...

Get him into good sleep habits. Autistic kids learn just fine. As much as possible, the best thing you can do for them is treat them just like the regular kids. Give them a regular bed time. Make them adhere to it. Make them sit at the table for dinner. Make them clean up their room. Talk to them about their day.

Fark off.
 
2012-10-08 01:46:56 PM

loki see loki do: Rent Party:
We finally got help by buying a bigger house. Turns out he wasn't wandering per se, just trying to get away from us and find some space.

He just doesn't like you that much.


Which is an unfortunate issue for him, but he must learn to get along in the world.

My kid's AS. I didn't read any of the books; I figured my job was to represent our dimension. The gamble has paid off so far. I'm certain he can keep himself alive. When he starts to complain about my irritating habits he'll be ready to live with a woman.
 
2012-10-08 01:48:13 PM
Read that as "acoustic children" for some reason.

How do acoustic children act?
 
2012-10-08 02:00:17 PM

Rent Party: Gyrfalcon: Is this the thread where parents of autistic kids assure us that their kids can't possibly be taught to do things like "normal" people because they're autistic and the rest of us are cruel and heartless for expecting them to do so?

...

Get him into good sleep habits. Autistic kids learn just fine. As much as possible, the best thing you can do for them is treat them just like the regular kids. Give them a regular bed time. Make them adhere to it. Make them sit at the table for dinner. Make them clean up their room. Talk to them about their day.

Fark off.


You should have EIP..
 
2012-10-08 02:10:57 PM

grinnel: Autistic kids rock!


and flap and squeal and clap and run...

Was on a shirt of a neighbor lady who has an autistic kid.
 
2012-10-08 02:26:55 PM

topcon: (and forgot to add) post My Little Pony pictures constantly.


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denver.mylittlefacewhen.com
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-10-08 02:33:44 PM
few people are qualified to be parents. being the parent of a special needs child (or adult) is even more demanding and overwhelming. there are no guarantees your baby will be a so-called healthy baby, states mr obvious.

just as human sexuality and birth control should be taught yearly starting in 6th grade, so too should some facts of life about babby be taught.

my sister is a nurse. she has been a caregiver for personal clients for many years. my god the stories i have heard. she currently takes care of a 26 yr old autistic man who has to be supervised 24 hours a day.

the lady who lives next to my moms empty house has an autistic son also. her husband couldn't handle it, and he left them. can you farking imagine? i understand not everyone can handle everything, but what a piece of shiat. he abandoned his wife and their autistic son. prick bastard.
 
2012-10-08 02:34:19 PM
 
2012-10-08 02:39:50 PM
I've had my share of runners, autistic or not. The sleeping in shifts is probably the worst solution, but it was the cheapest. Now, all our doors and windows have loud alarms, lights, and sensors. Bedtime takes an extra 15-20 minutes, but it is so worth the peace.
 
2012-10-08 02:43:22 PM
Squirrel!

woodgatesview.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-10-08 03:01:30 PM

KrispyKritter: few people are qualified to be parents. being the parent of a special needs child (or adult) is even more demanding and overwhelming. there are no guarantees your baby will be a so-called healthy baby, states mr obvious.

just as human sexuality and birth control should be taught yearly starting in 6th grade, so too should some facts of life about babby be taught.

my sister is a nurse. she has been a caregiver for personal clients for many years. my god the stories i have heard. she currently takes care of a 26 yr old autistic man who has to be supervised 24 hours a day.

the lady who lives next to my moms empty house has an autistic son also. her husband couldn't handle it, and he left them. can you farking imagine? i understand not everyone can handle everything, but what a piece of shiat. he abandoned his wife and their autistic son. prick bastard.


Sounds like he knew what the score was.
 
2012-10-08 03:19:15 PM
I'm glad Time devoted a page or two to this issue, obvious as it is, because a lot of mundanes out there think "autistic kid" means "when he's 18 I'll take him to Vegas to count cards and cash in."

One of my college friends has an autistic kid. From ages 4 to 9 he wandered.

They got no sleep. They had no social life. It was a farking nightmare.

/Aspie.
//Wandered a lot too.
///Played near snakes and scorpions.
////Rode buses.
//Inter-city too.
// Always came home.
// parents were probably dissapointed.
 
2012-10-08 04:50:18 PM

Gyrfalcon: Is this the thread where parents of autistic kids assure us that their kids can't possibly be taught to do things like "normal" people because they're autistic and the rest of us are cruel and heartless for expecting them to do so?


Wow. I have you favorited because you usually have something interesting to say. This is the first time I've seen you be a dick for the sake of being a dick.

Anyway, I'm got a kick out of your comment because as I type this my autistic kid is in the other room working with therapists so that he can do things like "normal" people.
It isn't fun, it isn't easy, and it isn't what I had in mind when I decided to have a kid. But we're lucky that he gets the therapy and that he has expectations of a normal life.

/dealing with the same elopement issues the other parents are worried about
 
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