Children's Institute brings together the academic, educational, and human service sectors to pose questions and find answers on a range of topics.
Our research is segmented by the following categories: Social problem solving; children's health; academic outcomes; the impact of policy, race, poverty, and health needs on children; families in transition; school readiness; resilience; interests in autism and special needs research.
A comprehensive study of child care for families of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in the US. The study describes how the lack of trained child care providers results in severe impacts on parental employment and high levels of child care related stress both at home and at work. The study explores child care policy making in the context of the US liberal welfare state model and calls for a fuller implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act on behalf of children with ASD in all child care environments.
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