A child’s autism
diagnosis affects every member of the family in different ways. Parents must now place their primary focus on helping their child with ASD, which may put stress on their marriage, other children, work, finances, and personal relationships and responsibilities.
There is a problem within the autism community and special needs community in general. Absent fathers of children with autism and special needs is one of the very real tragedies of our community.
I can't give a definitive answer as to why this is such a huge problem and so common but I can give my story...