That’s according to a report published by JAMA Pediatrics, based on a literature review of studies on individuals with autism and their families.
Those numbers add up to a total cost of about $66 billion a year for children and $175 billion a year for adults. About 3.5 million people have autism in the U.S. For kids, the biggest costs were for early education services and loss of income for their parents. For adults, residential care or living accommodations and loss of individual income were the biggest factors.
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Source: Kaiser Health News