From Lisa Belkin's Motherlode, Adventures in Parenting New York Times' Blog. Be sure to check out the readers' comments, as well.
Any parent of an autistic child will tell you that their life is forever changed by their child’s condition. A recent study in The Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders quantifies exactly how different that life can be. Researchers from the University of Wisconsin at Madison followed a groups of mothers and their autistic children (adolescents and adults) for eight days.