Short breaks services for children with autistic spectrum disorders: factors associated with service use and non-use.

@article{Preece2007ShortBS,
  title={Short breaks services for children with autistic spectrum disorders: factors associated with service use and non-use.},
  author={David Preece and Rita Jordan},
  journal={Journal of autism and developmental disorders},
  year={2007},
  volume={37 2},
  pages={
          374-85
        }
}
Short break services in a UK county were studied using a postal survey of 256 families with a child with an autistic spectrum disorder (ASD). Results confirmed high degrees of stress and low levels of informal support for all families, but no significant difference in the informal support available to non-users as compared to users of short break services. Robinson & Stalker's (1990) 10-point dependency scale showed a significant difference in dependence and more difficult behaviors between… CONTINUE READING
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