Parents of children with autism are terrified about what would happen to their kids if they weren't around. Will they be able to hold a job as adults? A new survey of around 1600 parents of children with autism shows which topics parents are most concerned about.
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-They’re worried their child won’t fit into society, with few feeling their child will:
Make his own life decisions (14% vs. 65% of parents of typically-developing children)
Have friends (17% vs. 57%)
Have a spouse/life partner (9% vs. 51%)
Participate in recreational activities (20% vs. 50%)
-They report they’re “financially drowning,” with concerns for their child’s financial future seeming to far surpass the worries of parents with typically-developing children.
-74% fear their child will not have enough financial support after they die, while only 18% of parents with typically-developing children share this same fear.