Colorado Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Project

 
Get the latest data
Published in 2016, this report contains 2012 data and links to resources. The data are based on information collected from the seven-county Denver metropolitan area (Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson counties). 
 
Monitoring program summary and results

The Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network is a group of programs funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to determine the prevalence of the autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) in their areas. It includes:

  • Arizona.
  • Arkansas.
  • Colorado.
  • Georgia.
  • Maryland.
  • Minnesota.
  • Missouri.
  • New Jersey.
  • North Carolina.
  • Tennessee. 
  • Wisconsin.

The ADDM Network’s methodology is a multiple-source, records-based monitoring system. Its goals are to: 

  • Determine the prevalence of ASD in the communities listed above.
  • Describe the population of children with ASD.
  • Compare ASD prevalence in different groups of children and different areas of the country.
  • Identify changes in ASD prevalence over time.

Colorado-ADDM is a partnership between us and JFK Partners at the University of Colorado Denver. Its goal is to provide an ongoing estimate of the prevalence of ASD among 8-year-old and 4-year-old children in metro Denver (Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson counties). 

 
ADDM Network results

Please see the ADDM Network page for more information and links to other ADDM Network sites.

 
Monitoring programs project staff
 
Principal investigator
Chris Wells, Ph.D., MS
Director, Office of eHealth and Data
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
 
Co-Principal investigator
Cordelia Robinson, Ph.D., RN
JFK Partners, University of Colorado Denver
 
Project coordinator
Tiffany White, Ph.D., MSPH
Developmental Disabilities Epidemiologist
Autism project coordinator
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
 
Abstraction team
Leovi Madera
Abstraction Coordinator
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
 
Leanne Glenn
Monitoring Specialist/abstractor
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
 
Jean Menconi, RN
Monitoring specialist/abstractor
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
 
Cynthia Vogel
Monitoring specialist/abstractor
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
 
Epidemiologist
Tiffany White, Ph.D., MSPH
Developmental Disabilities Epidemiologist
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
 
Clinician reviewers
Judy Reaven, Ph.D.
Director, Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic
JFK Partners, University of Colorado Denver
 
Terry Hall, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech-language pathologist
JFK Partners, University of Colorado Denver
 
Patricia LaVesser, Ph.D., OTR
Occupational therapist
JFK Partners, University of Colorado Denver