For the Parents
2020 IMPACT BROCHURE
Don't forget to view the 2020 Impact Brochure flipbook. You can also download a copy if you'd like to read it later or keep for your records. It will give you an overview and summary of what The Joshua School has been up to for the past year.
Autism Spectrum Disorder in Colorado
Findings from the Colorado Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (COADDM) Project help increase understanding about the number of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the characteristics of those children, and the age at which they are first evaluated and diagnosed.
1 in 76
or 1.3% of 8-year-old children in an area of Colorado were identified with ASD by the CO-ADDM Project in 2016
This percentage is lower than the average percentage identified with ASD (1.85%) in all communities in the United States where CDC tracked ASD in 2016.
White children and black children were 1.3 times and 1.5 times more likely
Respectively, to be identified with ASD than Hispanic children
Values indicate prevalence per 1,000 children. No significant differences in ASD prevalence were found between white and black children.
Boys were 4.5x
More likely to be identified with ASD than girls
48% of children
Identified with ASD received a Comprehensive Developmental Evaluation by age 3 years
67% of children
Identified with ASD had a documented ASD diagnosis
By 48.5 months
half of children identified with ASD were diagnosed
IQ data available for 76%
Of children identified with ASD by the CO-ADDM Project
Current source: “A Snapshot of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Colorado.” CDC: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, 16 February 2020,