Earlier in the year many of our members participated in the review of the Autism CRC guidelines around diagnosis of Autism. Autism CRC is currently consultation around their Supporting Children National Guideline. This is a guideline for supporting the development and participation of autistic children and their families.
Autism CRC would like to hear from as many people as possible about what is important to them and what they think the guideline should include. The current iteration of the assessment guideline has only Educational and Developmental, Clinical Neuropsychology or Clinical Psychology endorsed psychologists as being able to make a single clinician diagnosis of Autism. We have heard directly from members about the issues that this has caused for their clients and themselves in trying to provide evidence of diagnosis in order to access services.
If you have information you would like to share in the development of the new guidelines, please register your interest to be involved in these consultation activities. Autism CRC particularly want to hear from practitioners as well as those with lived personal or family experience.
Register your interest.