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Autism services: Education costs higher than healthcare, survey shows

Educating a child on the autism spectrum is far more expensive than paying the therapist, according to a new survey. While previous studies primarily estimated healthcare expenses, the new survey revealed that the average annual education budget per child is about $14,000, which is 4.5 times the medical budget. Schooling accounts for more than 60%…

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  • Mentor turns monster, impregnates girl with autism

    In a gut-wrenching incident in Putnam County, WV, a man is found guilty of impregnating a 13-year-old girl with autism. Justin Matthew Vance, 28, met Wendell and Geneva Rose last September while volunteering at the Special Olympics, and agreed to help them with their household projects. Vance also needed a shelter, so the Roses offered…

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