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(Ireland) Study finds autism costs families $41K (US)/yr; $21K (US)/yr in social services

Oct 3, 2018, RTE: Cost of caring for child with ASD €28k a year – study https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2018/1003/1000738-autism-nuig-study/ The annual cost to families in Ireland of caring for a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is €28,000, [$41K US dollars] according to a new study…. 195 families with 222 children aged between 2 and 18 with clinically diagnosed ASD were questioned as part of the survey. The research also found that more than €14,000 [$21K US dollars]of State-funded services are used each year by every child with ASD. …