Percent lower income earned by mothers of children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), compared with moms of healthy children, amounting to a difference of $14,755. Mothers of kids with an ASD were also 6% less likely to be employed and worked 7 fewer hours per week. There were no differences in fathers’ employment, work hours or earnings based on having a child with or without autism. It’s not surprising, said the authors of the study published in Pediatrics, since mothers typically bear the brunt of caring for children with autism. [via MedPage Today]

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