10 Best Places to Live for Families with Autistic Kids
An online survey recently conducted by Autism Speaks, the largest autism advocacy organization in the U.S., cites the greater New York area, Los Angeles, Chicago, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Boston, northern New Jersey, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Seattle, and Milawaukee as the 10 best places to live for families dealing with autism.
The national survey was completed by 848 out of 1,400 people across the 48 continental United States and the District of Columbia. These places ranked higher because survey takers were happy with the local autism services and resources (even if they had to travel an hour), the educational programs, the access to good clinical and medical care, the availability of recreational activities, and the supportive, family-friendly employer policies.
The most negative responses came from the states Texas, Virginia, Tennessee, Ohio, Florida, Michigan, and California. Plus, in considering the survey overall, 74% (638) of the survery takers were generally unsatisfied with the autism services and resources they were receiving while only 26% (220) were satisfied. Read the full survey data on Autism Speaks.
Read more about autism on Parents.com
- A Day in the Life of Raising an Autistic Son
- Month-by-Month Guide to Autism
- Understanding the Basics of Autism