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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released data March 27 from its Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, showing the number of children identified with autism spectrum disorders continues to increase.

The data are based on information collected from 11 sites in the nation for children who were 8 years old in 2010. Colorado is among those sites. In Colorado, data are provided to the monitoring network from the seven-county Denver metropolitan area (Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas and Jefferson counties).

Autism spectrum disorder is a developmental disability that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. A “spectrum disorder” means it affects each person in different ways and can range from very mild to severe.

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Holyoke Enterprise April 10, 2014