Autism & I/DD

Intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) are a physical and/or cognitive impairments that occur before the age of 22. Autism spectrum disorder is generally considered a type of developmental disability that affects behavior and communication. The autism and I/DD market provides supports and health care services to these populations. Over the past decade, there has been an increase in the changes and challenges affecting I/DD and autism markets—the move to managed care and value-based care, the shift away from residential treatment, the increasing emphasis on consumer-directed care, and new workforce challenges.

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One In 40 United States Children Has Autism Spectrum Disorder

Two recent studies estimated autism prevalence among children in the United States in 2016; both estimate the current prevalence at 2.5%, or one in every 40 children ages 3 to 17. The estimates are based on parent responses to the 2016 National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH), a nationwide, population-based, cross-sectional survey, directed by the… Read

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