Parents need more respite breaks

Families of children with autism do not get respite breaks and over
half receive no regular help from family and friends, according to
a new Shared Care Network report.

Published to coincide with Share the Care Week, a nationwide
campaign to recruit volunteers to support families of children with
autism, the report finds that parents from the 300 families of
children and teenagers with autism surveyed suffered from
exhaustion and stress.

Nearly all parents had to supervise their child 24 hours a day, and
a third of all children on waiting lists for short breaks have
autistic spectrum disorders.

– Better for the Break from 01268 522 872.

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