Annual Cost of Autism Has More Than Tripled to $126 Billion in the U.S.

Autism Speaks announced on March 28, 2012 preliminary results of new research that estimates autism costs U.S. society a staggering $126 billion per year – a number that has more than tripled since 2006. 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. and the lifetime costs of caring for individuals who are not impacted by intellectual disability are $1.4 million.  Read the full story here.

About Mark L. Olson

Mark is father to a teenage daughter with autism. After a successful 25-year marketing and business development career in New York and Silicon Valley with F500 leaders and venture-funded startups, he founded LTO Ventures to serve adults with ASD. He chairs the Community Living Subcommittee for the Nevada Autism Commission, and is a graduate of the University of Kansas. For more information, visit:
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