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As Anybody Else Found While Learning About Autism That You Or Your Spouse Share The Traits?

As Anybody Else Found While Learning About Autism That You Or Your Spouse Share The Traits?

I never know symptoms of autism before i was faced with it. Upon learning i found that my husband shared most of the spcial disorder area it was kept in my heart never spoken about which then lead to a lil bit weight upon our lifes due to the fact then i started to feel as if i was tricked or what not then one day he said he fells the same as the baby in public we since have not spoke about it much:(

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Forty-six percent of first-degree relatives, especially the father, of a child with Asperger's syndrome have similar characteristics (Volkmar, Klin and Pauls 1998). These characteristics are usually at a milder sub-clinical level, meaning they aren't severe enough for a diagnosis but are present. Even though these numbers are specifically for Asperger's syndrome, I wouldn't be surprised if the trend was also present with other more severe forms of autism.

posted almost 8 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

oh my gosh! I was just telling my sons teacher, sometimes I don't know if my son has Autism or just inherited mine and his fathers quirks to the extreme!!! lol. for example, his texture issues when it comes to food? well, I have never even as a child been able to eat anything "jiggly." (jello, hard boiled eggs...) but then I think of what one therapist told me long ago and that is, "We all have quirks or idiosyncrasies. its just a matter of how extreme and learning when and where they are appropriate or learning to control them."

posted almost 8 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Definitely. Even down to the stimming. I have a desire to stim quite a bit too. I have a very strong attachment to my childhood blanky and bring it almost everywhere I can get away with at 34 years old. I have a very narrow set of interests. I find socializing to feel very awkward although I still have a desire to have friends. A lot of trouble maintaining friendships after I make them. :-)

posted almost 8 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Same here i crave social lifestyles but i always wonder if they are truly my friends. i've learned alot about myself, but just like my son i'm happy and i don't have any friends but it still doesn't help me get alone with him much :( like two peas in a pod i guess.

posted almost 8 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

posted over 7 years ago
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