Economic cost of autism in the UK

Knapp, M.R.J. and Romeo, R. and Beecham, J.K. (2009) Economic cost of autism in the UK. Autism, 13 (3). pp. 317-336. ISSN 1362-3613 . (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Autism has lifetime consequences, with potentially a range of impacts on the health, wellbeing, social integration and quality of life of individuals and families. Many of those impacts are economic. This study estimated the costs of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) in the UK. Data on prevalence, level of intellectual disability and place of residence were combined with average annual costs of services and support, together with the opportunity costs of lost productivity. The costs of supporting children with ASDs were estimated to be £2.7 billion each year. For adults, these costs amount to £25 billion each year. The lifetime cost, after discounting, for someone with ASD and intellectual disability is estimated at approximately £1.23 million, and for someone with ASD without intellectual disability is approximately £0.80 million.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: ASD • autism • costs • economics • families • services
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Depositing User: Rosalyn Bass
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2009 14:26
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2012 10:53
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/20519 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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