Autism: Moms Take Pay Cut to Care for Kids

Tammy Lessick loved her job as a bookkeeper. But when her son, Dean, was diagnosed with autism, she decided to quit work to take care of him. "Between all his doctor's appointments and the time I would have to take off when he was sick, it just wasn't working," said Lessick, who lives in Sanford, N.C., with her husband and two children. "It was difficult, but my husband and I decided that we needed to do what was best for our son." Between Lessick's lost earnings and Dean's special needs, the...Full Story
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