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David Mandell, Philadelphia Inquirer, Autism and Insurance

  • Thursday, 14 August 2014

 LDI Senior Fellow David Mandell is quoted in a lengthy Philadelphia Inquirer article about childhood autism and insurance coverage throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. 

The article focuses on the affordability and availability of applied behavior analysis (ABA), the one-on-one therapy that currently appears to be the most effective treatment. But…
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David Mandell, USA Today, Cost of Autism Care

  • Wednesday, 18 June 2014

A family's cost for the lifetime care of a member who has autism runs between $1.4 and $2.4 million, according to a new study co-authored by LDI Senior Fellow David Mandell and highlighted in a USA Today article. That estimate makes autism one of the nation's most expensive disabilities.


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David Mandell and The 50-State 'Essential Benefits' Tangle

  • Friday, 1 June 2012

LDI Senior Fellow and Associate Director of the CHOP Center for Autism Research is featured in an article in the LDI Health Economist  about the impact of the ACA's "essential health benefits" provision on insurance coverage for autism.

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David Mandell, American Public Media, Autism

  • Monday, 14 May 2012

LDI Senior Fellow David Mandell is featured in an article on American Public Media's Marketplace website about the financial implications of altering the definition of Autism diagnosis. The issue is one of serveral controversies dogging the revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual which serves as the 'bible' of psychiatric diagnosis…

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David Mandell, WHYY, Autism Costs

  • Tuesday, 3 April 2012

The overall national annual costs of Autism total $126 billion, according to a new study by LDI Senior Fellow David Mandell. Mandell is associate director of the Center for Mental Health Policy & Services at Penn. He and the study were featured in a WHYY story. "The residential needs of…

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David Mandell, Reuters, Mothers of Autistic Children

  • Thursday, 22 March 2012

U.S. families with autistic children earn nearly $18,000 less than parents of normally developing children, according to a new study by LDI Senior Fellow David Mandell. The shortfall in earnings is largely due to the mothers' inability to have a job or to work full weeks, Mandell pointed out in a…

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David Mandell, Orlando Sentinel, Autistic Runner

  • Tuesday, 31 January 2012

LDI Senior Fellow David Mandell is featured in an Orlando Sentinel report on a Florida resident who is autistic and uses running to help manage his symptoms. "Getting these patients off the couch, getting them exercising and engaged is really important just for their general well-being," said Mandell, ScD, associate professor…

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How Autism Dramatically Impacts Family Income

  • Friday, 13 May 2011

Families grappling with autism suffer a reduction of 27% to their income, according to a new study presented by David Mandell at this week's International Meeting for Autism Research in San Diego.

Mandell is an LDI Senior Fellow and Associate Director of the Center for Autism Research at CHOP. His project…

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