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Autism: Blessing or curse? I - October 27th 2009, 08:21 PM

I know that there is a lot of controversy considering this. But i'd like to talk about this. btw, hi i'm chris. What are your opinions.

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Re: Autism: Blessing or curse? I - October 27th 2009, 08:39 PM

what exactly do you want to talk about? I quite dont understand...


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Re: Autism: Blessing or curse? I - November 1st 2009, 10:22 PM

I have autism spectrum disorder. Some days I wish I could get rid of it, but I wouldn't be the same person if I didn't.




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Re: Autism: Blessing or curse? I - November 4th 2009, 07:22 PM

Are you talking about autism in general or specifically? I have an older brother that has autism, and I am a unified partner in the Special Olympics, so I see autism often.
   
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Re: Autism: Blessing or curse? I - November 4th 2009, 10:59 PM

tbh mate i cant see it as a good thing, but it makes you who you are and its part of you so it doesnt matter if its good or bad-- ITS YOU so take what you have
   
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Re: Autism: Blessing or curse? I - November 5th 2009, 01:59 AM

My younger brother has autism along with a list of other learning disabilities as well. Sometimes I wonder where he'll get in life, if he'll be able to do it without me, and it worries me. In the end, I know I love him more than he or anyone else will know. I think its a blessing to him. Who would he be without it? He wouldn't be the person he is today, he would be a stranger to himself, and as hard as it is to fit in, I think he enjoys the challange. He won't go to college, he won't graduate the top in his class, and he won't have the highest paying job, but he'll always have the chance to succeed in what he does, enjoy doing whatever he does, even if thats working as a Wal-Mart welcomer. He might go be able to live on his own till hes 30.. but he'll get there one day with a loving family behind them. How would that be considered a curse? I don't think it could be.. definitely a blessing.
   
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Re: Autism: Blessing or curse? I - November 6th 2009, 09:13 PM

Autisim exists on a massive scale from those who function and live completely normal lives and you wouldn't be able to tell had autisim to those that need constant care.

Clearly - which end of the scale a person exists on is going to dictate whether it is a 'curse' or not.

I'd never describe autisim as a blessing.
   
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Re: Autism: Blessing or curse? I - November 11th 2009, 07:46 PM

hi chris!
I think you have to make it a blessing, because there is no getting rid of it. it is NOT a curse because you didnt do anything to get it. but it depends on how you want to look at it, or how the family feels about God and blessings a curses. I wouldn't want it, but if I had it I wouldn't want it gone!
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Re: Autism: Blessing or curse? I - November 14th 2009, 07:35 PM

i have a form of autism called aspergers prounced ass burgers i know lol right but thing with autism is it blessing or a curse depending on how you look at. Me personall I am glad i have it though i am exremely socaily akward and have skool phobia i wouldnt be the same without my issue i can see people for what they real are though i have prombles fitting it just means my friends are my true friends. and the curse is i have prombles in skool but that means i know what is it like to struggle u just have to look at things in a postive wat


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Re: Autism: Blessing or curse? I - November 14th 2009, 07:59 PM

There are so many form of autism. There are some that are high functioning which means they are really smart and can do everything a normal person can, I know someone who is high functioning and she cand draw amazingly. It just depends how you want to look at it.,

I am a coach for special olypics and have been for a while and i'm coaching bowling right now and two of the kids are autistic and both do things with their hands and one of them asks questions all the time but thats just part of it.

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Re: Autism: Blessing or curse? I - November 17th 2009, 05:23 AM

Well, I do not have autism, but I firmly believe that social impairments are not curses at all when compensated for. for example, there are a few Autistic kiddos I know, not sure what kind, who excell in math, or have unbelievably vivid memories.

They're our generation's Einstiens and Newtons... a curse? Haw.


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Re: Autism: Blessing or curse? I - November 22nd 2009, 09:15 PM

I have aspergers and hate it
   
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Re: Autism: Blessing or curse? I - November 27th 2009, 01:39 PM

I have Autisme Spectrum Disorder and I don't see it as a curse. Ofcourse, I have lots of difficulties with it. My kind of ASS makes mee having Alters; it looks a bit like Dissociative Personality Disorder with me. It's because of that hole in my head...
But you know, if God gave me life, it's because I deserve it and because He knows that I can handle with it when I want.
   
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Re: Autism: Blessing or curse? I - November 29th 2009, 06:33 PM

My boyfriend has autism and I don't really know how I feel about it. He also has ADD and he is on meds. He refuses to let me see what he is like on them or how he is different because he said I'll curse him out.
If we stay together, I just hope it won't impact our kids.
   
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Re: Autism: Blessing or curse? I - December 7th 2009, 10:13 PM

I have a mild Autism along with another thing...forget what. Well I don't really think about it much. Sure I'm in a slightly special class, and thats what I always think about, but I care more about reaching goals, and getting over challenges that come with me, whether or whether not they come with my disablities.


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Re: Autism: Blessing or curse? I - December 8th 2009, 03:19 PM

I dated a guy back in early 2007 with Aspregers and it was hard for me to cope with him because he would throw stuff if he didn't get his own way and when i tried to help he would push me away sadly as much as i didnt want to i had to end the relationship because of the way he was towards me. Also my current boyfriend's best friend has it and he's the same if he doesn't get his own way he bosses people about when my boyfriend stays over his he keeps him up till 5am and kicks off if he doesnt.

I do understand the disability and it must be hard for the people who have it and their families




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Re: Autism: Blessing or curse? I - December 8th 2009, 10:41 PM

my 17th month old nephew has autism, he's really bright for his age, but when he gets a tantrum woah move outta the way, tbh i wouldnt say its a blessing of a curse it just makes the person who they are..
   
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