Autism Spectrum Disorders Projects
The regional centers of excellence for autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other developmental disabilities were established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2001. These centers make up the Centers for Autism and Developmental Disabilities Research and Epidemiology (CADDRE) Network and include: California, Colorado, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. In Colorado, CADDRE is a partnership between the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and JFK Partners at the University of Colorado Denver, and includes expertise in the areas of epidemiology, psychology, and developmental pediatrics.
The CADDRE Network is working on a study to explore possible causes and risks for developmental delays and ASD called the Study to Explore Early Development (SEED).
SEED is a ground breaking research study with the goals of learning:
Children 2 through 5 years of age and their parents will be asked to take part in the study. Included will be families of:
Our goal is to enroll a total of approximately 2,700 families across the six sites: California, Colorado, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. Families living in the Denver Metropolitan area who meet certain criteria will be asked to participate.
Study Activities Families who take part in the study will be asked to:
CDPHE Project Director
Steven Rosenberg, PhD
Susan Hepburn, PhD
Medical Record Abstractors
The Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network is a group of programs funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to determine the number of children with ASDs in different areas around the United States.
The Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network is a group of programs funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to determine the prevalence of the Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) in their areas and includes: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina Utah and Wisconsin. The ADDM Network’s methodology is a multiple source, records-based monitoring system. The goals of the ADDM Network are:
Colorado-ADDM is a partnership between the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, and JFK Partners at the University of Colorado Denver.
The goal of CO-ADDM is to provide an ongoing estimate of the prevalence of ASD among children 8 years of age in the Denver Metropolitan area (Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Boulder, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson counties).
Terry Hall, MS, CCC-SLP
Patricia LaVesser, Ph.D., OTR
JFK Partners, University of Colorado Denver
Arcs of Colorado
Autism Society of America – Pike’s Peak Chapter
Autism Society of Boulder County
Autism Society of Colorado
Autism Society of Larimer County
Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition (CCDC)
Colorado Department of Education – Exceptional Student Services Unit
Colorado Developmental Disabilities Council
Early Childhood Connections
El Grupo Vida
Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health
Hands and Voices
Learning Disabilities Association of Colorado
M.A.S.K. (Mothers with Asperger’s Syndrome Kids)
Parent to Parent Colorado (P2P)