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2010-05-20 13:26:28

Kennedy Krieger researchers find autism does not affect family structure Having a child with autism can put stress on the parents' marriage, and a frequently cited statistic leads to a common perception that the divorce rate among these families is as high as 80 percent. But a study released May 19 by researchers from Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore found that a child's autism has no effect on the family structure. Brian Freedman, PhD, lead author of the study and clinical director of...

2010-05-19 13:00:00

Kennedy Krieger researchers find autism does not affect family structure PHILADELPHIA, May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Having a child with autism can put stress on the parents' marriage, and a frequently cited statistic leads to a common perception that the divorce rate among these families is as high as 80 percent. But a study to be released at a news conference today by researchers from Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore found that a child's autism has no effect on the family...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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