Social Science Update: What is the relationship status among families with children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD)?

In 2012, social scientists conducted a population based study that looked at over 77,000 children ages 3-17. Of these children, 913 were reported to have a current ASD diagnosis and 1,412 had been diagnosed with ASD in the past. This study looked at family composition, co-morbid conditions, and maternal mental and physical health.

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