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January 2017

Shorter Wait Times for Autism Intervention Is a Win-Win-Win for Kids, Parents, and Taxpayers

Author Affiliations
  • 1Mr and Ms DiBona are not in the labor force
JAMA Pediatr. 2017;171(1):12-13. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2016.3617

As parents of a child with an autism disorder, we have personally experienced the benefits of early intervention and can attest to the positive effect it has had on our son’s trajectory toward a productive, successful, and independent life. While we are neither physicians nor social workers, we could not agree more completely with the conclusions of the article in this issue of JAMA Pediatrics by Piccininni et al1 on the cost-effectiveness of reducing wait times for autism treatment.