Monday, May 16, 2011

Autism Divorce Rate Debunked

Autism Divorce Rate Debunked - Autism - Zimbio

Having a child with autism can put stress on the parents’ marriage, and a frequently cited statistic leads to a common perception that the divorce rate among these families is as high as 80 percent. But Dr. Brian Freedman, clinical director of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders at Kennedy Krieger Institute, and his team conducted a study revealing that a child’s autism has no effect on the family structure.


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