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Today, while at my friend's house, I noticed her brother had a bit of an accent. I laughingly said "Is it me or does your little brother have an accent?" She stared and replied with "No, he has autism." FML

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On 08/12/2010 at 7:00am - misc - by kggggg - United States (Nevada)

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Everyone has an accent.

#2 - On 08/12/2010 at 1:19pm by Quest_

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Alright, op, let me be the sympathetic one:

if an "accent" is all you noticed, chances are that her brother is a high-functioning autistic. Autism varies from person to person. My step-mother works in SPED and gets a lot of autistic students in her classes. Some are high-functioning - I wouldn't have known there was anything different about them right away. Others have autism so severe that they can't make eye-contact or speak. My own step-brother is autistic and falls somewhere between the two. You did nothing offensive, you just felt a little humble afterward.

That being said; My little brother and I were born and raised in Texas and he has a Boston accent.

#21 - On 08/12/2010 at 1:32pm by callmecourtney

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