Living with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Living with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD)

For many people with an autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families, daily life is not easy. However, finding resources and planning for the future can help families improve their quality of life.

Family issues

Living with a person with an ASD affects the entire family -- parents, siblings, and in some families, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Meeting the complex needs of a person with an ASD can put families under a great deal of stress -- emotional, financial, and sometimes even physical. Respite care can give parents and other family caregivers a needed break and help maintain family well-being.



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