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April is AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH! In the care and treatment of individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders, the well-being of their caregivers is sometimes overlooked or completely forgotten. Parents, guardians, and caregivers of individuals with Autism, experience significantly more stressors than the parents, guardians, and caregivers of neurotypical (NT) children. Please read more!


Parents of Children With Autism More Likely to Get Common Ailments
ScienceDaily (Apr. 2, 2012) — Parents of children with autism are more likely to get common ailments such as colds, coughs and headaches as a direct result of the increased stresses linked to their caring duties, according to research from Northumbria University.
SOURCE: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/04/120402093746.htm
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Thank you for posting this, my partner and one of my dear friends both work closely with individuals with special needs and many of them are autistic. Many of these children amaze me with their intelligence and my dear friend is becoming a teacher to work solely with this demographic, she loves them so much and enjoys the progress they make. Thanks for sharing the info graphic as well..
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