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New Research Finds Annual Cost of Autism Has More Than Tripled to $126 Billion in the U.S. and Reached £34 Billion in the U.K.

Lifetime Care of Individuals with Autism Highest for Those with Intellectual Disability $2.3 Million U.S. and £1.5 Million U.K.

Autism Speaks announced preliminary results of new research that estimates autism costs society a staggering $126 billion per year (U.S

March 28, 2012

New York, N.Y. (March 28, 2012) – Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, today announced preliminary results of new research that estimates autism costs society a staggering $126 billion per year (U.S.) – a number that has more than tripled since 2006, and annually in the U.K. has reached more than £34 billion (equivalent to $54 billion U.S.). The costs of providing care for each person with autism affected by intellectual disability through his or her lifespan are $2.3 million in the U.S.

‘Costs of Autism’ Summit

March 20, 2012

Goldman Sachs, in collaboration with Autism Speaks and the Child Development Centre of Hong Kong, will convene an international conference, Investing in our Future: The Economic Costs of Autism, on March 31. The conference will feature leading autism experts who will exchange views and research on autism economics including how access to appropriate and timely intervention can dramatically reduce economic costs to families and society.