Autism Spectrum Disorder in Colorado
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, www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/addm-community-report/colorado.html.