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How can respite care help when parenting a child with autism spectrum disorder?

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Respite car is when another caregiver looks after your child for a period of time to give you a short break. It can give you a chance to do things that restore your own health and that you enjoy, so you come back home ready to help.

SOURCES: 

Autism Society: “Facts and Statistics.”

Working Mother: “Parenting a Child with Autism.”

Autism Speaks: “Assembling Your Team,” “11 Tips for New Autism Parents.”

Pediatrics: “Psychological Functioning and Coping Among Mothers of Children with Autism: A Population-Based Study.”

HelpGuide.org: “Helping Your Child with Autism Thrive.”

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on November 11, 2018

SOURCES: 

Autism Society: “Facts and Statistics.”

Working Mother: “Parenting a Child with Autism.”

Autism Speaks: “Assembling Your Team,” “11 Tips for New Autism Parents.”

Pediatrics: “Psychological Functioning and Coping Among Mothers of Children with Autism: A Population-Based Study.”

HelpGuide.org: “Helping Your Child with Autism Thrive.”

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on November 11, 2018

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