Friday, April 20, 2007
How Far Parents Would Travel for A Good Time with Their Autistic Child
Parents are ready to go, and to go far, for a successful outing with their children who have an autism spectrum disorder. The graph above represents the results of a poll Autism Bulletin posted this week, asking parents how far they would travel each way to have a successful, two-hour outing with their autistic child.
Let's stipulate that this is an informal poll, not scientific; in fact, if it's true that the stronger you feel about an issue the more likely you are to participate in a poll like this, then it makes sense that the idea of traveling any distance for a successful outing was the most popular answer.
So far, close to 20 readers responded -- you can still do so here. What's clear from this small sampling is that the idea of a constructive activity in the community has moms and dads ready and willing to get going, and that the top answer reflects a willingness to travel far and wide for such an opportunity.
You can read the original post with the poll question here.