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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The Integration Driver For Autism & I/DD

New data on the total health care costs of consumers with co-occurring autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD) caught my attention. Adults with co-occurring ASD and I/DD have almost five times more annual health care spending than the general population. For ASD alone, the spending numbers are three times higher (see Costs Of… Read

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