The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that an average of one in 110 children have an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). That adds up to around 730,000 people between the ages of 0 and 21 with an ASD.
Most health professionals agree that early intervention treatment programs are vital. Treatment options may include behavioral and educational interventions, complementary and alternative medicine, dietary changes or medications to manage or relieve the symptoms of autism. Some families may spend more than $50,000 per year on autism-related therapies, such as applied behavior analysis. Continue reading