Easter Seals' Living with Autism Study

Easter Seals


In cooperation with the Autism Society of America, Easter Seals surveyed over 2,500 parents of children with autism and typically-developing children -- about daily life, relationships, independence, education, housing, employment, finances and health care.

The results gathered from our groundbreaking autism study paint a startling picture of the life-long fears and anxieties people with autism and their families face ... and the disparities among parents of children with autism as compared to parents of typically developing children:

* Nearly 80% are extremely or very concerned about their child’s independence as an adult.
* Only 14% feel that their child will be able to make life decisions.
* Only 17% think their child will make friends.
* They report that they’re “financially drowning,” with concerns for their child’s financial future.

To download a free copy of the study please click here.


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