Thursday, January 21, 2010

As Autism Cases Rise, So Do Costs

Nice work by WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh - taking a look at the state's rise in autism and the costs that keep on rising. Be sure to check out the video as well as the print story.
PITTSBURGH -- Some 25,000 people in Pennsylvania have an autism diagnosis. As WTAE-TV continues its look at autism, on Wednesday Channel 4 Action News anchor Michelle Wright focused on how much money the state is dedicating to helping those individuals.
Wright reported that the cost for each person with autism is $3.2 million over a lifetime.
Parents Of Autistic Children Demand Answers About Waiting List
Research has proven that the earlier the treatment starts, the better the result. But the treatment can be expensive and overwhelming.

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