Autism is common, often devastating, and expensive Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are a heterogeneous group of complex neurodevelopmental disorders with eariy childhood onset that are characterized by impairments in communication, social interaction, and repetitive behavior (1). ASDs can have devastating impacts on the development ofthe affected child and her/his family and community. While there is considerable controversy about whether the incidence of ASD is increasing, the most recent estimates suggest that the disorder affects 1% of children (2, 3). A recent comprehensive economic analysis in the US estimated the lifetime per capita incremental societal cost of autism as $3.2 million, and the lifetime cost for all currently affected children in the U.S. as approximately $35 billion (4).

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Type
Research Program--Cooperative Agreements (U19)
Project #
3U19MH092201-03S1
Application #
8530630
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZMH1-ERB-B)
Project Start
Project End
2014-07-31
Budget Start
2012-08-01
Budget End
2013-07-31
Support Year
3
Fiscal Year
2012
Total Cost
$20,045
Indirect Cost
$4,090
Name
Group Health Cooperative
Department
Type
DUNS #
078198520
City
Seattle
State
WA
Country
United States
Zip Code
98101
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