Navigation Links
Autism in the UK costs more than $41 billion every year, shows new research
Date:5/18/2009

billion each year. Lifetime costs for someone with autism were calculated as 0.8 million for someone with autism without intellectual disability, and 1.2 million for someone with autism who was also intellectually disabled (50 percent higher).

Significant costs were attributed to public services. For children, the highest costs were for special education, health and social care and respite care. 95 percent of the total national cost for children was accounted for by services funded by the state, and 5 percent by family expenses.

For adults, the largest cost elements were staffed/supported accommodation, lost productivity because the individual with ASD was not employed, and hospital services. For non-intellectually disabled adults, the largest elements were lost productivity for the individual, hospital costs, and lost productivity for parents. 59 percent of the total was attributable to publicly funded services, 36 percent to lost employment for the individual with ASD, and the remaining 5 percent to family expenses.

The researchers suggest that the high costs associated with supporting adults with ASD warrant attention, supporting calls for wider provisions of early interventions with children and young people with ASD, which have been shown to alter patterns of behaviour. They also call on the government to review policy frameworks for supporting those with ASDs, in particular reviewing support for independent living and for increasing productivity.

The researchers however caution that the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of intervention must be evaluated further. They add, "given the autistic spectrum includes a number of disorders and a wide range of needs, symptoms and characteristics, it is likely that a wide range of behavioural, educational and medical interventions could be required in order to meet some or all individual needs."

They conclude, "the costs presented in this paper certainly do not provide an e
'/>"/>

Contact: Mithu Mukherjee
mithu.mukherjee@sagepub.co.uk
44-207-324-2223
SAGE Publications UK
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. National Autism Association Provides Funds to Law Enforcement Agencies in Staunton, Virginia and Summit County, Utah for Project Lifesaver Equipment
2. Education Series Offered For Parents Of Children Diagnosed With An Autism Spectrum Disorder
3. Milestones Organizations 7th Annual Autism/Aspergers Conference; Featuring: Brenda Smith Myles, Ph.D.
4. Blue Cross Reverses Position on Autism After Federal Court Litigation Intensifies
5. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Plans to Offer Customer Groups Ability to Purchase Coverage of Autism Treatment Programs that Provide Intensive Early Intervention
6. NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race at Dover International Speedway Named the "Autism Speaks 400, presented by Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips & Cheese"
7. Brain Anatomy Could Point to Autism
8. Steinberg Announces Senate Select Committee on Autism and Related Disorders
9. Research Highlights Genetic Risk for Autism
10. Worlds largest DNA scan for autism uncovers new gene variant for disorder
11. Penn Medicine, CHOP researchers demonstrate first common genetic risk factors for autism
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/25/2014)... blood supply to an arm or a leg before heart ... according to a new study. "During heart surgery ... to be able to operate on it. After some time ... produce energy because it doesn,t get oxygen. When we shut ... an arm or a leg, the body prepares for an ...
(Date:10/25/2014)... Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Current osteoporosis ... younger postmenopausal women at risk for osteoporosis-related fractures, ... to prevent fractures, we need tools that help ... injuries so that we can target these at-risk ... Crandall, professor of medicine in the division of ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... On October 22, CBS will air ... diseases both fictional and real. The Charles E ... committed to advocacy and philanthropy in the battle against ... opportunity to impart truth and clarity about this misunderstood ... many misconceptions about Morgellons Disease (MD) and ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... News) -- The United States is now mandating ... of West Africa land at one of five ... the virus. In a statement released Tuesday, ... percent of air passengers from Guinea, Liberia and ... five airports -- New York City,s Kennedy International ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 During the ... fresh water supply runs dangerously low, Southern Oregon’s water ... Oregon’s rivers, despite the lowest mountain snow pack on ... late summer and early autumn.* That was the observation ... the new book “Hiking Southern Oregon,” during an interview ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Brief Interruption of Blood Supply to Limb Might Aid Heart Surgery: Study 2Health News:Osteoporosis Screening Guidelines May Miss Younger Women at Risk 2Health News:CBS’ Criminal Minds takes aim at skin disease with Morgellons in the Mix 2Health News:CBS’ Criminal Minds takes aim at skin disease with Morgellons in the Mix 3Health News:Passengers From Ebola-Affected Countries Must Land at Designated U.S. Airports 2Health News:Passengers From Ebola-Affected Countries Must Land at Designated U.S. Airports 3Health News:Southern Oregon Is West’s Most Drought Proof Fresh Water Region Say Hiking Guide Authors 2Health News:Southern Oregon Is West’s Most Drought Proof Fresh Water Region Say Hiking Guide Authors 3Health News:Southern Oregon Is West’s Most Drought Proof Fresh Water Region Say Hiking Guide Authors 4
... Due June 17, HARRISBURG, Pa., May 27 ... help teach elementary students about,healthy food choices and ... Redding today recognized a healthy hands-on,project at a ... Allentown received a $15,000 Healthy Farms and,Healthy Schools ...
... may help cancer cells resist chemo, radiation , , TUESDAY, ... existing research suggests that cancer patients undergoing radiation or ... Although multivitamins may be all right in some cases, ... can spell trouble, said review author Dr. Brian Lawenda, ...
... Organization, CINCINNATI, May 27 Berkeley Premium Nutraceuticals ... are continuing to order their brands both directly and ... has hired 70 employees in the,last 45 days and ... by the end,of ,08. Plans are in place for ...
... Challenges, SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 27 More ... or behavioral disorder every year and,more than 600,000 ... knowledge,stigma, limited funding and inadequate clinical resources in ... for school failure,and dropping out, alcohol and drug ...
... more involved in baby,care than ever before. Whether you,re a ... a new dad to whom the dear wife has delegated ... in the "diaper,dude":, The Moms on Call Guide to ... moms, is a guidebook for new dads that comes,with instructional ...
... Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University has ... million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The ... Research (CFAR) at Einstein and Montefiore Medical Center, the ... of the most important, fundamental research contributing to our ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:PA Agriculture Official Recognizes Healthy Garden at Lehigh County School 2Health News:Cancer Patients Should Steer Clear of Antioxidants 2Health News:Cancer Patients Should Steer Clear of Antioxidants 3Health News:Techno-Savvy Public Awareness Campaign Enables Families to Send a Powerful Message About Children's Mental Health 2Health News:Father's Day is Almost Here: Two Pediatric Nurses, Moms, Offer Practical Guidebook & DVD for New Dads 2Health News:Einstein-Montefiore Center for AIDS Research receives $8.5M award from NIH 2Health News:Einstein-Montefiore Center for AIDS Research receives $8.5M award from NIH 3
(Date:10/22/2014)... 2014   Reproductive Medicine Associates of New ... field of infertility, presents new clinical research examining ... research abstract, released during the 70 th ... in Honolulu, Hawaii , combines ... (SGD) pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). Results ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... SAN DIEGO , Oct. 22, 2014 ... II medical device received 510 (k) OTC clearance by ... the AVACEN 100 to be marketed over the Internet ... with arthritis; muscle spasms; and minor strains and sprains ... The AVACEN 100 (MSRP $2495) is a ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... , Oct. 22, 2014  With a vision ... health medications, a Global Pharmaceutical and Biotech manufacturer ... technology and turnkey solution to protect their animal ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141021/153438 Photo - ... was serialized and aggregated by the Xyntek and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:New IVF Research Highlights Improved Genetic Screening Approach To Help Parents Have Healthier Babies 2New IVF Research Highlights Improved Genetic Screening Approach To Help Parents Have Healthier Babies 3AVACEN Medical Announces FDA Clearance of First Medical Device with Internal Game Mode 2Xyntek and Antares Serialization Solution Protects Pets Too! 2
More than 200 key diagnostic and treatment tables culled from Tierney's Current Medical Diagnostics and Treatment 2003....
Information on diagnosis and management of 500 common or important medical and surgical disorders....
Athouritative, on the spot answers for acute care and consultations....
The workhorse electric system....
Medicine Products: