12 May '11, 4am

The Economic Reality of Raising an Autistic Child for Mothers and Families:

The Economic Reality of Raising an Autistic Child for Mothers and Families:

Yes, I'm writing about another recent study about autism: There's been quite a few reported this week as a big annual meeting for autism research, the International Meeting for Autism Reseach (IMFAR), is going on right now in San Diego. The research I'm writing about in this post is based on preliminary findings and has yet to be published in a peer-reviewed journal, as the South Korea autism prevalence study that appeared on Monday was. The subject of this study is close to me personally as it's about the economic "toll" that raising an autistic child has on mothers. David S. Mandell, an associate professor of mental health services research in psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvia, says that raising an autistic child leads to "substantial underemployment and lost income among mothers," as reported in Health.com . In some ways, these findings are not really news to m...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/health-policy/blog/the-econom...

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