Wisconsin Surveillance of Autism and other Developmental Disabilities System (WISADDS)
The Wisconsin Surveillance of Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities System (WISADDS) is part of the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network funded through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). WISADDS is a multi-source public health surveillance project that monitors the prevalence of autism spectrums disorders (ASDs), cerebral palsy (CP), and co-occurring intellectual disability (ID) in 8-year old children within a 10-county area in southeastern Wisconsin.
WISADDS also monitors the prevalence of ASDs among 4-year old children within a 2-county area in southcentral Wisconsin.
ASD Prevalence, 2008
The information below represents a portion of the results from the 2008 survey of ASD Prevalence. A complete factsheet is available here.
- Number of children identified with ASDs: 267
- Total prevalence of ASDs: 7.8 per 1,000 (1 in 129)
- Boys: 11.7 per 1,000 (1 in 85)
- Girls: 3.7 per 1,000 (1 in 270)
- White: 8.6 per 1,000
- Black: 5.0 per 1,000
- Hispanic: 3.8 per 1,000
Documented ASD Diagnosis
- Children with ASD diagnosis in their records: 83%
- Median earliest age ASD was documented in their records: 4 years, 5 months
- Autistic Disorder: 3 years, 10 months
- ASD/PDD: 4 years, 4 months
- Asperger Disorder: 6 years, 2 months
Part of Wisconsin included in ADDM highlighted in yellow, 2008
10 counties: Dane, Green, Jefferson, Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Rock, Walworth, and Waukesha
Population of 8-Year-Old Children in Study Area, 2008
- 8-Year-Old Children: 34,451
- White: 65.2%
- Black: 16.9%
- Hispanic: 13.7%
- Asian or Pacific Islander: 3.7%
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