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Women with Autistic Children Struggle in the Workplace

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PASCO, Wash.—Women with autistic children have a harder time keeping a career.

A new study done by Washington State University discovered three out of five women did not take a job because of their child's autism.  One out of four women take a leave of absence to care for their child.  And nearly 60% have suffered financial problems in the past year.

Women with autistic children face the challenges of daycare, school, inflexible workplace, increased medical costs and time restraints leaving mothers with no time for a career.

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