The Economic Consequences of Autism in the UK

Knapp, Martin R J. and Romeo, Renee and Beecham, Jennifer (2007) The Economic Consequences of Autism in the UK. Mental Health Foundation, 32 pp. ISBN 978-1-906162-05-4. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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There are approximately 540,000 people with autism in the UK - 433,000 adults and 107,000 children. The findings in this report reveal that children with autism cost £2.7 billion a year, yet for adults the figure is £25 billion - more than eight times as much. Funded by the Shirley Foundation and led by Professor Martin Knapp at the London School of Economics and King's College London, the research shows that for adults with autism the highest costs are those generated by health and social care provision (59%), followed by lost employment (36%) and family expenses (5%).

Item Type: Research report (external)
Additional information: "Report To Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities"
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
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: 25 Apr 2008 14:54
Last Modified: 09 May 2014 07:50
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