Child's upbringing is a major challenge, and in the case of children with a disability additional difficulty is to provide rehabilitation and support during abnormal development. Aim: evaluation of the burden of caregivers of children with Down syndrome and autism. The study was carried out in a group of 33 parents of children with Down Syndrome, 22 parents of autistic children who participated in rehabilitation and 15 parents of autistic children who did not participate in rehabilitation. Results and conclusions: the caregivers of children with Down Syndrome have a lower burden than caregivers of children with autism. Rehabilitation has a beneficial effect on the sense of burden in the caregivers of autistic children.
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