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America’s Autism Care Costs Exceed $236-Billion A Year

(Undated) — The cost of caring for Americans diagnosed with some form of autism totals more than 236-billion dollars per year. That’s close to what the federal government currently pays in interest on the national debt. A new study finds the lifetime cost of caring for someone with autism can range from roughly one-point-four million to more than two-point-four million dollars. The biggest costs tied to the developmental disorder in children include special education and lost on-the-job productivity for the parents who take care of them.