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Autism takes financial toll on families
ABC News

The emotional toll that autism takes can be huge. But that’s not the only cost that families have to face. The economic impact of autism affects everyone in the family.

What does it cost a family to take care of a child with autism? A new study from the International Meeting for Autism Research focuses on how having a child with autism affects a parent’s ability to hold down a job. And scientists found something that surprised them.