Special ed advocates tout Living with Autism Study

The first post published on the Special Education Advocates For Learning Disabilities blog this year is about our Easter Seals Living with Autism Study.

Having a child with autism can be a huge financial strain, with 52 percent of parents saying the family’s finances are drained. Three quarters of parents of children with autism worry that their child won’t ever get a job or won’t have enough money to get by after the parents die.

These sad numbers come from a new survey of 1,652 parents of children with autism up to age 30, as well as 917 parents with typically developing children. The survey was conducted by Easter Seals.

Easter Seals plans to use these findings to raise awareness of and advocate for the life-long services families living with autism desperately need.

Easter Seals will be holding workshops around the country at which parents can learn how to make that happen. It’s time for those parents to hear that they can dream those dreams, too.

Stay tuned for more information about our upcoming community forums.


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