22 April 2011

Autism and the Family



April is Autism Awareness month. April 2 was World Autism Awareness day.  I was not made aware of this until a friend of mine wrote about autism and her family on her blog.  One thing she was grateful for was that it was one of her youngest children who had autism, since there were more societal supports, than had it been one of her oldest children.

There was a study done in 2006, about marriages and autism.  It is estimated that the divorce rate is 80 per cent among couples with autistic children.  The main stressor being that the couple does not reach out for support.

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Read the rest at Notes on Parenting.

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