New research suggests grandparents play an essential role in the lives of children with autism.
U.S. (WiredPRNews.com) – A new survey suggests that grandparents play a key role in the lives of many children with autism. As reported by HealthDay News, the report shows that many grandparents contribute extensively financially as well as in the care of children who have the developmental disorder.
Dr. Paul Law, director of the Interactive Autism Network (IAN) at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, is quoted in the report as stating of the findings, “The amazing thing is what an incredible asset grandparents are for children with autism and their parents… They have resources and time they can offer, but they also have their own needs, and they’re impacted by their grandchild’s autism, too. We shouldn’t ignore them when we think about the impact of autism on society.”
More information about the survey may reportedly be found by visiting http://www.aarp.org/family/grandparenting/articles/goyer_grandparentsautismsurveyparti.html.
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