Study Looks At How Autism Impacts Parents – article by by Shaun Heasley | March 28, 2017 in disabilityscoop

Extract: Moms and dads of kids with autism spend less time together than couples with typically-developing children, new research suggests, but that doesn’t mean they don’t support one another.

In a study looking at the day-to-day experiences of parents of kids on the spectrum, researchers found that such couples spend an average of 21 fewer minutes per day together.

“Those 21 minutes add up over weeks and months to almost 128 fewer hours spent together over a year,”

said Sigan Hartley of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, lead author of the study published this month in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

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