Autism services cost U.S. citizens $236-262 billion annually. 
Adult services for autism ($175-196 billion), cost more than children services for autism ($61-66 billion). 
Over the Lifespan, the cost of autism is about $2.4 million for a person with an intellectual disability, or $1.4 million for a person without an intellectual disability. 
Funding in many states ends when an individual with disabilities turns 22. There will be 500,000 individuals on the autism spectrum aging out of services over the next 10 years. 
35% of young adults with autism (ages 19-23) have not had a job or received postgraduate education after leaving high school. 
There will be 500,000 adults on the autism spectrum aging into adulthood over the next 10 years. Yet a whopping 85% of college grads affected by autism are unemployed, compared to the national unemployment rate of 4.5%. 
In total, the combined unemployment and underemployment for young adults with autism is estimated at 90 percent nationwide. People with ASD were said to have a worse “no participation” rate of unemployment than any other disability group tracked in a separate 2012 study from Washington University in St. Louis.