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The Siouxland Impact

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

  • 143,577 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

Services in Siouxland

  • Currently families and individuals with ASD in Siouxland do not have access to a center to access compassionate based treatments.
  • The Pier Center for Autism will fill this void providing compassionate services for individuals with ASD.

    Siouxland Numbers from www.siouxlandchamber.com

    Economic Costs from cdc.gov & autismspeaks.org