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Friday, March 4, 2011

Autism and Divorce

At the Huffington Post, Vicki Larson writes of Jenny McCarthy

Her advocacy and best-selling books, Louder Than Words: A Mother's Journey in Healing Autism and Mother Warriors: A Nation of Parents Healing Autism Against All Odds brought to light the high rate of divorce within the autism community -- as high as 80 percent. Although that number has been disputed, it helped spur the National Autism Association to create a program to help families with autistic children afford marital counseling.

The 80 percent figure is more than "disputed." It is bogus. As earlier posts have explained, parents of ASD kids do not have unusually high divorce rates.