By Heather Grimshaw Should your organization consider introducing or expanding an autism program? It’s a question many specialty provider organizations ask during strategic planning sessions and the reason is clear: Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is the fastest-growing developmental disability in the U.S. with one in 40 children ages three to 17 diagnosed annually, and spending on treatment is expected to reach $2.23 billion by 2022 (see The Prevalence of Parent-Reported Autism Spectrum Disorder Among US Children, The Autism Treatment Market). Three key questions that should be answered when considering this type of investment: What are the underserved segments of the market for ASD…
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