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Burden of Autism: $236 billion

Autism (and autism spectrum disorder (ASD)) and autism are disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors.  CDC identified about 1 in 68 American children as on the autism spectrum. One question is, how much does it cost to take care of an austistic child?  A recent study […]

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