Australian Study Examines High Cost of Angelman

Australian Study Examines High Cost of Angelman

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Australian Study Examines High Cost of Angelman

The total cost of raising a child with Angelman syndrome (AS) is almost $100,000 AUD — more than $70,000 USD — per year, according to an Australian study. The data suggest that, in Angelman and other conditions that cause intellectual abnormalities, less-severe cognitive impairment is associated with less costs. This suggests that early diagnosis (and, consequently, early interventions to improve cognition) may be cost-saving, according to researchers. The study, “The Cost of Raising Individuals with…

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