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  • Dads' parenting of children with autism improves moms' mental health

    Photo of University of Illinois alumnus Daniel J. Laxman found that fathers who read to their children with autism also boosted the mental health of the children's mothers. Co-authors on the study were special education professor Rosa Milagros Santos Gilbertz of Illinois, W. Justin Dyer of Brigham Young University, and Laurie M. Jeans of St. Ambrose University.

    University of Illinois alumnus Daniel J. Laxman found that fathers who read to their children with autism also boosted the mental health of the children's mothers. Co-authors on the study were special education professor Rosa Milagros Santos Gilbertz of Illinois, W. Justin Dyer of Brigham Young University, and Laurie M. Jeans of St. Ambrose University.

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  • Editor's note: To reach Daniel Laxman, email dlaxman@Waisman.Wisc.edu
    Brent McBride: phone 217-333-0971; email brentmcb@illinois.edu

    The paper is available online from SpringerLink.