Saturday, February 2, 2008

Autism and Divorce

The topic of my internet radio show of January 18, 2008 was about the family dynamic and the divorce rate in the autism community.

Autismlink announced today that they have started an online support group for families. The link is here: http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/Autism_Divorce/join

In June of last year, the American Autism Association held a conference announcing that they were launching a national program to combat the divorce rates in the autism community. In our community, the divorce rate is in the 80% range. 80 percent! In the general population, the divorce rate for a first marriage is 41% and 60% for a second marriage. I applaud Autismlink for giving families this resource.

1 comment:

Maddy said...

Pretty dire statistics aren't they.
Best wishes