Special Needs Therapies and Interventions - Total Spending: US


To understand the market size for autism, dyslexia, Alzheimer's disease, and PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) in the US, as well as incidence/diagnosis rates.

Early Findings

We found some proprietary research from one of our data partners which may be helpful:

The U.S. Market For Autism Treatment (Marketdata LLC, $895)
Global Autism Spectrum Disorder Therapeutics Market 2018-2022 (Technavio, $2,500)

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  • According to a 2017 report, US special education market was worth $34.1 billion in 2015.
  • The special education software market is expected to be worth $3.4 billion by 2024.


  • The US autism treatment program market was worth $1.87 billion in 2017 and is expected to reach $2.23 billion by 2022.
  • One in 45 US children, ages 3-17, have autism, up from one in 150 in 2000.
  • About 1.4 million US children, 81% of whom are male, currently have autism.
  • The annual costs associated with autism are estimated to be anywhere from $11.5 billion to $60.9 billion.
  • The average Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program center grosses $821,000.
  • In the US, there are nine multi-site ABA providers operating nearly 300 centers, making up 38% of the overall ABA market.
  • Globally, one in 160 children has autism.
  • In the US, according to JAMA Pediatrics, the lifetime costs associated with autism spectrum disorder can reach $2.4 million, on average, when there is an intellectual disability, and $1.4 million when there is not.
  • Autism Speaks estimates the annual cost to support someone with ASD to be $60,000.




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