The U.S. Autism Treatment Market

The U.S. Autism Treatment Market

The incidence of autism among American children has soared from 1 in 150 in 2000 to 1 in 54 today, and 3.5 million children and adults now live with autism. Yet, few therapies exist to treat this disease—just a few medications and ABA (applied behavioral analysis) programs. This is a fragmented $2.1 billion market comprised of for-profit and non-profit providers that serve autistic patients via brick & mortar centers and in-home therapy provided by therapists. Waiting lists are growing and 64% of patients are estimated to have access to insurance coverage.

The report includes: dollar value & growth of the market from 2009 to a 2025 forecast, market structure, key metrics of treatment centers, definition of and the types of autism, typical therapies used, how ABA programs work, insurance coverage, patient demographics, analysis of the market for drugs to treat autism (Risperdal, Ritalin, new drugs in development), latest CDC research findings on autism, market growth factors, economic costs, effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on operations, analysis of for-profit vs. non-profit treatment centers, key operating metrics, and a ranking of the top treatment center chains and their revenues.

Contains in-depth competitor profiles and revenues of the largest players in the field: Autism Speaks, UPMC, Centria Autism Services, The Center for Autism & Related Disorders, the May Institute, Butterfly Effects, Autism Learning Partners, Autism Spectrum Therapies, Chance Light Behavioral Health, and City Pro Group.

Study scope & methodology
Nature of The Field & Patient Demographics
Summary: Definition of Autism Spectrum Disorder, typical symptoms, incidence In the population
Types of treatments used
Non-profit vs. for-profit treatment centers
Patient demographics: Latest 2020 CDC data on incidence of autism, increase since 2000
Increase in disease population set to boost the future market
Extensive list of facts about autism and the scope of the disorder, by the Autism Society, CDC, NIH, Autism Speaks (economic costs, risk factors and characteristics, etc.)
• No. of children with autism by: gender, race, living in a metro area
• Number of 3-21 Year-Olds With Autism Served Under The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in the United States: 2000-2019
Market Size & Growth, Market Segments
Summary: Discussion of market size estimation methods, known facts about the autism treatment market, major industry metrics
Discussion of major drivers of the market
2019 & 2020 Market Performance, Effects of the 2020 pandemic, Marketdata estimates of industry $ size and growth
2020 Forecasts: key factors affecting demand, Marketdata estimates of industry $ size and growth
Rationale for estimating market size:
- by no. of patients in treatment programs
- by revenues of for-profit and non-profit treatment programs/centers, avg. revenues per center
Discussion of available information & proxy indicators
Discussion of insurance coverage
Growth factors
List of the top 9 multi-center treatment organizations: no. of centers, actual or
estimated annual revenues
• List of top 9 treatment center chains (no. of centers, estd. revenues)
• Size of the U.S. autism treatment market: 2009-2025 forecast (programs, drugs, total)
• Size of the autism medications market: 2006-2025 F (Risperdal, Ritalin, Concerta)
• Incidence of autism, no. of children with autism vs. population: 2000, 2010, 2016, 2020.
Estimates of market size and growth by other research firms.
The Market For Autism Medications
Summary & Discussion of the drugs currently used to treat behavioral and emotional problems of autistic children, including mood stabilizers, antipsychotics, stimulants
List of drug companies doing research and clinical trials
Risperdal: description and uses, side effects and problems
Abilify: description and uses, side effects and problems
Ritalin: description and uses, side effects and problems
Market Size: estimates by Marketdata, actual sales by drug companies, emergence of less costly generics as patents expire
New Drugs Under Development (Bumetanide, Balovaptan, Suramin, Lithobid, others)
List of Key Players in the autism drugs market
2020 forecast: Marketdata estimate of $ market size
2025 Forecast: Marketdata estimate of $ market size
• Estimated sales of autism drugs in the U.S. 2006-2019, 2020 & 2025 Forecasts.
ABA Treatment Centers & Programs (Applied Behavior Analysis)
Summary: Discussion of types of programs: center-based, community, in-home therapy
Key metrics (no. of adults and children with autism, avg. revenues per treatment center, avg. per therapist, percent of patients using medications, percent with access to insurance coverage, estimated market value)
In-depth description of how ABA programs work, types of therapy, controversies
Description of other therapies used (TEAACH, speech therapy, occupational therapy)
Discussion of obstacles with insurance coverage, Medicare, Medicaid, other major market issues, insurance coverage is getting better, states without essential health benefit, share of children covered by insurance now vs. 2016.
BLS job outlook for Applied Behavior Analysts to 2024, average salaries
Insurance coverage Is getting better: discussion
- Insurance coverage for autism treatment, by state: 2016
Competitor Profiles (Descriptions of program, number of sites/centers operating and therapists, specialties, headquarters address, estimated/actual revenues)
• Autism Treatment Network (Autism Speaks)
• Florida Autism Center
• Centria Autism Services
• The Center for Autism & Related Disorders (CARD) – Interview findings
• The May Institute – 2018-2019 financial profile/income statement
• Butterfly Effects
• Trumpet Behavioral Health
• Autism Learning Partners
• Autism Spectrum Therapies
• ChanceLight™ Behavioral Health and Education
• City Pro Group
Reference Directory
Directory of autism research, treatment and education organizations, societies, Institutes, magazines, reports, special surveys, experts, other information sources

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