Boy Scouts Of America Sued For Revoking Badges From Boy With Autism
About 6,000 babies are born each year with Down syndrome in the US alone. In addition, 1 in every 68 children shows signs of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Furthermore, studies have shown a higher prevalence of ASD in boys, about 1 in every 42, compared to girls, 1 in 189.
Managing children with both conditions can be problematic, with medical costs considerably higher than children without the conditions. As at 2005, the average annual cost of Medicaid for children with ASD stood at $10,709. This figure is six times more than other children.