About Autism / Spectrum Disorders: Should Parents of a Child with Autism Have More Children?
Lisa Jo Rudy – About.com Autism / Spectrum Disorders Guide firstname.lastname@example.org
Jun 12, 2007, 7:15 AM
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Most families expect to have more than one child. But when a first child has autism, the decision to have more becomes complex. Living with several children on the autism spectrum can be overwhelming – and balancing the needs of a typical child with those of an autistic sibling can be exhausting. And yet…having more than one child can be absolutely wonderful.
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