Colorado Autism Rates Up Sharply

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The number of people being diagnosed with autism is way up, across the country and especially in Colorado. Data from the Centers for Disease Control show autism diagnoses nationwide jumped 23% from 2006 to 2008. In Colorado, it was 60% over the same period! To help us understand what the numbers mean, Dr. Nicole Tartaglia joins us. She’s a developmental pediatrician at Children’s Hospital Colorado.

[Photo: Tia Brayman, Children’s Hospital Colorado]