The Siouxland Impact

The Siouxland Metro (Includes Woodbury, Union, Dakota, & Dixon Counties)

  • 165,000 residents

Economic Costs

  • In 2005, the average annual medical costs for Medicaid-enrolled children with an ASD were $10,709 per child, which was about six times higher than costs for children without an ASD ($1,812).
  • In addition to medical costs, intensive behavioral interventions for children with ASDs cost $40,000 to $60,000 per child per year.
  • Nationally autism is thought to cost $137 billion annually
  • It is estimated that the per capita lifetime costs of Autism are between $2 and $4 million but that early intensive ABA services, like those conducted by the Pier Center for Autism, can have a lifetime savings of $1.6 million.


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