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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.

Registering will give you access to the complete Guideline document, and the Implementation Toolkit which helps clinicians to upskill and deliver the recommendations in the Guideline with learning resources and practical tools. Over 10,000 professionals and 1,000 service providers have registered for the Guideline to bring their practices in line with the national standard.

Keep reading for more information about the Guideline and the Implementation Toolkit, or jump ahead to registration.

Who is the Guideline for?

The Guideline defines best practice for diagnosing autism, and the Implementation Toolkit is designed specifically to support clinicians and professionals who diagnose autism or refer patients for diagnosis, including but not limited to:

  • Psychologists
  • Speech pathologists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Medical doctors, including paediatricians and general practitioners
  • Psychiatrists
  • Social workers
  • Educational professionals

What's in the toolkit?

The Implementation Toolkit contains learning resources and practical tools to help clinicians upskill and deliver the recommendations in the Guideline, including:

videos explaining each main section of the guideline

fact sheets summarising each main section of the guideline

template forms for referrals and evaluations

summary of key recommendations for training

a baseline evaluation tool to see how well your practice aligns with the Guideline.

Register now for immediate access

These valuable resources are available free of charge. We require people to provide us with some basic information about themselves, via registration, as this allows us to better understand, and report on, utilisation of this significant output.

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