Definition: A child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a child with a developmental disability significantly affecting verbal and non-verbal social communication and social interaction, generally evidenced by the age of three. Other characteristics often associated with ASD are engagement in repetitive activities and stereotyped movements, resistance to environmental changes or changes in daily routines, and unusual responses to sensory experiences.
ASD Documents from the Colorado Department of Education
Autism Program Quality Indicators, Revised August 2015
The quality indicators are used to design and evaluate a program(s) for students with ASD that is comprehensive and grounded in evidence-based practices.
Determination of Eligibility- ASD
This form is to be used for eligibility meetings including initial and triennial reviews.
Guidelines for the Educational Evaluation of Autism
The information in these guidelines may be used to guide the process of identifying students with ASD and developing appropriate programming, supports and services
- Guidelines, Revised June 2015 (PDF)
Technical Assistance: ASD
- Technical Assistance: Autism Spectrum Disorder (PDF)
Professional Development Opportunities
Check out the Autism Spectrum Disorder 2015-2016 Training Flyer!
CDE is offering many different training opportunities that cover multiple topics pertaining to autism spectrum disorder. During the 2015-2016 school year training, some topics will be presented via webinar or distance technology at locations throughout the state, as well as full day sessions.
- September 2015 - Educational Identification of ASD (PDF)
By Sharon Krupa-Sirotek, Ph.D.
- Autism Resource List (PDF)
Phone: 303-866-6691 | Email
P. Charlie Buckley, M.S.
Phone: 303-866-6707 | Email