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Respite Care May Be More Beneficial Than Autism Therapy

Jan 05, 2012 -- 7:24 am
A little money spent on temporary relief for caregivers goes a long way toward keeping kids and young adults with autism out of psychiatric hospitals, a new study suggests.
For every $1,000 states spent on respite services in the previous 60 days, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania found an 8 percent drop in the odds of hospitalization.
Meanwhile, the level of therapeutic services — including speech, occupational, behavioral and other therapies — provided to an individual with autism did not impact the likelihood that they would end up in a psychiatric hospital. To read the complete article, please click: http://www.disabilityscoop.com/2012/01/05/respite-more-beneficial/14714/

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