Marital satisfaction and life circumstances of grown children with autism across 7 years.

@article{Hartley2012MaritalSA,
  title={Marital satisfaction and life circumstances of grown children with autism across 7 years.},
  author={Sigan L. Hartley and Erin T. Barker and Jason K Baker and Marsha Mailick Seltzer and Jan Steven Greenberg},
  journal={Journal of family psychology : JFP : journal of the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association},
  year={2012},
  volume={26 5},
  pages={688-97}
}
We examined the extent to which marital satisfaction across 7 years in 199 mothers was associated with the characteristics (gender, age, and intellectual disability status) of their adolescent or adult child with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and whether fluctuations in marital satisfaction covaried with the child's autism symptoms, health, behavior problems, and closeness in the parent-child relationship. We also examined the impact of the departure of the adult child out of the family… CONTINUE READING
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