People with autism and their families often have a variety of additional expenses required to meet their unique needs. Many are looking for financial assistance. Autism Speaks has resources and information that can help you with your financial concerns.
This comprehensive guide covers all of the critical topics related to planning for the future.
Important Financial Planning Information
Autism is expensive
The lifetime cost for a person with autism averages between $1.4 million and $2.4 million, depending on if the person has an intellectual disability.
Behavioral therapy is costly
According to the CDC, in addition to medical costs, intensive behavioral interventions for children with autism cost $40,000 to $60,000 per child per year.
The costs for adults is especially high
In the United States, the costs for adults with autism in 2011 was $175 billion a year.
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