Autism CRC have now released a draft version of the National Guideline for supporting the learning, participation, and wellbeing of autistic children and their families in Australia. This is now available and open to the community for feedback.
The draft Guideline has been developed over nine months by the 15-member Guideline Development Group. Autism CRC has systematically reviewed the research evidence, engaged in a range of community consultation activities, and then followed a structured and transparent process to turn this information into a set of draft Recommendations and Good Practice Points.
The next stage of the community consultation is now open!
Review the National Autism Guidelines from the below links you
- Draft National Guideline – explains the context for the Guideline and 84 Recommendations and associated Good Practice Points
- Supporting Evidence document – summarises the evidence supporting the Recommendations in the draft National Guideline
- Administration and Technical Report – describes the steps the Guideline Development Group took to develop the draft National Guideline
- Feedback portal – provide feedback via this link.
- Easy read version of Guiding Principles – describes the Guiding Principles of the Guideline in an easy to read format
The development of the Guideline
Autism CRC have systematically reviewed the research evidence, engaged in a range of community consultation activities, and and then followed a structured and transparent process to turn this information into a set of draft Recommendations and Good Practice Points. The initial round for the National Autism guidelines and consultations were completed in April 2022. Community consultation activities were undertaken with parents and caregivers, service providers, and the broader autism community, children and young people on the autism spectrum, and autistic people of all ages who communicate primarily in ways other than speech.