Costs of Autism

Our Research in the News and on the Web

Our research on the costs of autism has been featured in news articles, on autism related websites, and has been sited in policy and legislative documents.

The suffering [autism] causes is not easy to comprehend nor to quantify. Nonetheless, a Harvard economist managed to calculate that each year autism costs society a staggering $35 billion, and that it costs more than $3 million to care for an individual with autism over their lifetime due to their special needs. Surprisingly, adult care, not child care or early intervention and treatment, accounts for most of the costs

—Autism Speaks

© Michael Ganz, 2008

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