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#46 pipistrelle

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 10:40 PM

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....when you can add a thorough knowledge of cleaning poo from all manner of household items to your CV

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 10:43 PM

I know that a colleague of mine has autism in her family because when I waved at her, she flinched!

People do that to me all the time...there's either a lot of autism about or... No it's unthinkable.
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Posted 15 November 2007 - 08:44 AM

When you welcome people into the house and lock the front door behind them!


Heck I thought i was the only one that did that :applaud Gets the Electricity meter man a tad nervous though :whistle

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 06:31 PM

When you welcome people into the house and lock the front door behind them!


Heck I thought i was the only one that did that :applaud Gets the Electricity meter man a tad nervous though :whistle

Yeah, but you do it for other reasons...
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Posted 15 November 2007 - 06:33 PM

you know there is autism in the family when in order to inspire your son to participate in his nursery carol concert singing"rudolph the red nosed reindeer" ,you have smeared red wax crayon all over your nose-and the bl....y stuff now wont come off....... :censored

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 08:08 PM

When exaggerated facial expressions become the normal way of talking to people.

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 08:10 PM

When the smell of wee makes you think, "Home, sweet home!"

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 08:13 PM

When you welcome people into the house and lock the front door behind them!


Heck I thought i was the only one that did that :applaud Gets the Electricity meter man a tad nervous though :whistle


That's exactly what I have to do! Blmey a place where the weird stuff I have to do is almost normal - I like it :)

there's never any TV or music on

there's peanut butter fingerprints everywhere

the bathroom floor is flooded several times a day

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 08:13 PM

When you daughter tells her 1:1 that, no that's not a rabbit she's made from playdough, it's an arctic hare! :blink: :lol:

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Posted 16 November 2007 - 12:03 AM

A few from my mates son

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You tell your son to clap the dog and he gives it a round of applause.

You ask your son what do you do every time before you cross the road and he says "Walk on the pavement"


Ask him what he wants for his Christmas and he say a hotpoint washing machine and an indeset tumble dryer. Latest models!!!

When he is in the park with his teacher and see's an open wheelie bin, a squirrel is on top looking for food and he say's Miss C why would someone want to throw out a perfectly good squirrel.



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Posted 16 November 2007 - 09:12 AM

when..

you tell your husband your daughter has been painting her bedroom wall again and he knows that your not talking about 'paint'

you have to lock the front door behind everyone and unlock to let let them leave

you have a new kitchen put in and the builders have to be locked in and ask permission to be escorted out to use the loo

visitors have to ask for toilet paper and soap when they visit the loo (family members already know they have to ask)

all products and loo paper is locked away

your really excited about having all the doors unlocked when the children have gone to school

you've installed special one way film on your daughters bedroom window (so that the neighbours ect can't see her antics) and a friend asks if you have to have that with the double glazing (so you have to explain why its there)


friends point out that your wasting an opportunity, toy manufacturers would love to use your child to test the durability/destructability of their toys. You could make a fortune.

Shoe shops, hairdressers, dentists ect all know you by name (no need to give them address details ect) they remember your last visit!

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Posted 16 November 2007 - 12:10 PM

you know you have autism in your family when you dread christmas,school holidays , and school trips

you want to write to milk shake and beg them not to change roary being on 7.30am every morning

spend many hours having weird conversations over the dinner table which usually include we heard enough about cars thanks after hours and hours of it ;) and stop rolling your head around and around youre not a car wheel :blink:

you wish groundhog day film was actually for real

you get corrected if you are gramatically incorrect, ie not use slang , metephors etc

you watch your child lie down on the pavement watching car wheels go round :blink:

bedtime routine its normal to repeat things that many tiems you think youve got OCD yourself

when you know that unpredictabililty does happen you still still break out in a sweat before you tell themand start i think have you have got ASD un diagnosed :blink: :blink:

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Posted 16 November 2007 - 07:51 PM

When he is in the park with his teacher and see's an open wheelie bin, a squirrel is on top looking for food and he say's Miss C why would someone want to throw out a perfectly good squirrel.


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Posted 16 November 2007 - 07:57 PM

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Posted 16 November 2007 - 09:35 PM

You know where every signle model of Percy is and which one will be required for this part of the bedtime routine.

When you know when the nappy man is coming so you clear out and organise the cupboard ready.

You never forget to take anything with you, the consequences would be disastorous (sp?)

You have Nick Jr on all day everyday and when the husband says 'Well he has the TV all day' You reply 'Yes it's not worth it and that's what I have Sky+ for!'

You dread a new person coming to observe him (obviously they are different and will get him to share and speak and all that jazz), just leave him, he will attack you - you have been warned!

You spend your free time organising the books so they are right.

You know that everyone who needs them has a spare Percy and you have one in your knicker drawer.

You remove all plates straight away so that they do not get rolled across the floor.

You hide everything and anything!

You are relieved when you go to their room in the morning to find they are still wearing their nappy.

You ALWAYS have hot water - you never know when you may need it.

You are so excited about the fact that Mr Tumble is coming to your town!!

You dread the following words from your child's care worker, "Can I just have a private word?"



BTW I really wish I had known the toothpaste one BEFORE Mark decided to spread it over the sofa for me on Wednesday.

Can I also have any views on whether you think it is right to feed an obsession (in this case Percy) by purchasing more???

THANKS!! xxxx

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