Australia's First National Guideline for the Assessment and Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disordersia
The National Guideline for the Assessment and Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders is the first unified approach to the assessment and diagnosis of autism in Australia. Launched in 2018, the Guideline defines clinical best practice and a new diagnostic standard. It aims to make the practice of assessing and diagnosing autism clearer and more consistent throughout the country so that individuals and their families receive the best possible care. A National Guideline Implementation Toolkit is now available to help clinicians to upskill and deliver the recommendations in the Guideline. Individuals undergoing an assessment, parents and caregivers can also access resources to learn more about the Guideline and what to expect from the assessment process.