Divorce Rates of Parents with Autisitc Child lower then norm

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15 Oct 2009, 10:32 am

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15 Oct 2009, 11:20 am

I'd like to see the study because I've always found the reverse to be true. In ever class my son has been in and in all the parents groups it's mostly single moms and in Jakes new class most of the boys live with a grandparent. I hope I'm mistaken it would be nice to think more families are holding together under the stress. Mine thankfuly is it would be nice to know more couples are holding on.



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15 Oct 2009, 12:28 pm

I've also found the reverse to be true, sadly.



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15 Oct 2009, 12:50 pm

It's the kid's fault*Rolls eyes*..
No.
Western world's fault. Semi-incompatible people make babies. Add some tension, they break up. It's not the mortgage, the car-crash or the kid's fault. It's their own.

...Just..
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15 Oct 2009, 9:15 pm

I'm almost completely sure I'm on the spectrum, and my parents celebrated their 32nd anniversary this year..
I doubt that getting a real diagnosis rather than chasing wild geese to try to figure out what was wrong with me would have created MORE problems..



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15 Oct 2009, 9:31 pm

Well my parents divorced but thats because my moms a [edited by sinsboldy]that cheated on my dad and got preggo.

Can't blame that on Autism



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16 Oct 2009, 5:07 am

u can't blame kids for divorces.

from what i have heard most divorces are over money.



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16 Oct 2009, 7:27 am

My parents just celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary in August.


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16 Oct 2009, 4:18 pm

CRD wrote:
I'd like to see the study because I've always found the reverse to be true. In ever class my son has been in and in all the parents groups it's mostly single moms and in Jakes new class most of the boys live with a grandparent. I hope I'm mistaken it would be nice to think more families are holding together under the stress. Mine thankfuly is it would be nice to know more couples are holding on.


The study in question is nothing more than a survey and surveys are usually very poorly constructed.

Two national (U.S) population studies have shown that autistic children are no less likely than any other children to live in two-parent families:

Montes & Halterman, Psychological Functioning and Coping Among Mothers of Children With Autism: A Population-Based Study, Pediatrics 2007;119;e1040-e1046

Montes & Halterman, Characteristics of school-age children with autism in the United States, J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2006;27:379–385

Almost half of all U.S. marriages end in divorce, according to the National Institutes of Health with the rate of divorce in Canada slightly lower than for the U.S.

Therefore the claim that families dealing with Autism are more likely than families not dealing with Autism to end in divorce is an urban legend that won't die .... along with the other great urban legend that says mercury, thimerosal and/or vaccines cause Autism.

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21 Oct 2009, 1:55 am

I don't think having an Autistic child would be correlated with divorce rate, as this can just as well bring the family together as lead to a break-up. But, sadly, I've found that in people with Autistic traits, there are more breakups than in NTs. This is probably related to the things already described above.



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22 Oct 2009, 3:58 am

I've heard several times that it's the other way 'round.
For the record, my parents are divorced.
My best friend's aren't though, and she's HFA.
So.. nevermind. XD;;;


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