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Autism in the U.S. and the Good Shepherd School

Filed by KOSU News in Education, Local News.
January 4, 2012

Autism in the United States:

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2006, an average of 1 in 110 children in the U.S. had autism (also known as an autism spectral disorder). (read more here)

In 2002, about 1 in 500 children had autism. (here)

Autism is at least 4 times more likely to occur in boys than girls. (here)

Medical costs for those with autism average about $5,000 more per year than someone without autism. (here)

 

The Good Shepherd Catholic School at Mercy:

School serves young children ages 3 to 9 with autism or similar neurological disorders. It’s a partnership between the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, University of Central Oklahoma and Mercy Hospital.

Current enrollment: 7

Tuition: $21,000 for full day students; $10,500 for half day students

Location: Mercy Hospital Campus, Oklahoma City

 

4 Responses to “Autism in the U.S. and the Good Shepherd School”

  1. Aron Smith says:

    I think the fees is too much for an average citizen. Aren't there any alternative low cost therapies??

  2. Brandon says:

    Sounds like a good program.

  3. RaulRosas says:

    Congrats to the Good Shepherd School! They have a great reputation world wide.

  4. Looking Awesome according to me . And Congratulation for it. May i will be a great program.

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