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Autism Focused Foster Care | Episode #53

According to a recent study, children with autism are more than twice as likely to enter foster care than those without that diagnosis.  In one county in Pennsylvania, KidsPeace is launching an effort to meld its expertise in foster care with its understanding of the needs of kids with autism.

On the latest episode of the “Conversations with KidsPeace” podcast, host Bob Martin talks with Heather Einsig, a family resource specialist in the KidsPeace Foster Care office near Reading, PA, about the “Autism Focused Foster Care” program – why it’s needed, and what challenges it faces in recruiting and training foster families to care for this population.