The doom and gloom corner of the autism world love to hang onto to bad stats. One of the favorite. Autism destroys families. That the divorce rate is high. Most often stated at 80%. Now here's the thing ask them here they got that number from. The response umm I don't know I read it or he's it somewhere.
Truth is its nothing but a myth. Here are a few links you can take a look at and see for yourself.
Just do a google search for more. I did autism and divorce study. So far there has only been one study done on the rates of divorce and it debunked the myth that divorce rates are high.