Supporting Children National Guideline | Creating a national practice guideline for supporting the development and participation of children on the autism spectrum and their families.

Supporting Children National Guideline

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We are currently working on a national practice guideline for supporting the development and participation of children on the autism spectrum and their families.

As part of the guideline development process, we want to hear from as many people as possible about what’s important to them and what they think the guideline should include.

You can now register your interest to be involved in our upcoming community consultation activities. These activities will begin in 2022 and will be conducted in a variety of formats, e.g., live, asynchronous (in your own time), interactive and non-interactive. We will ensure there are opportunities for everybody’s views to be heard as part of this process.

We especially want to hear the perspectives of:

  • autistic adults;
  • parents and other family members of children on the autism spectrum, including children and young adults with complex needs;
  • practitioners with experience in government and non-government sectors;
  • researchers with relevant expertise.

Australia has a wealth of insight, experience, and expertise among its autistic individuals, family members, and a large and diverse professional community. We look forward to capturing these diverse insights and perspectives, with the aim of achieving consensus on key recommendations for effective, ethical, feasible, and acceptable supports for children on the autism spectrum and their families. 

In the meantime, if you have any questions, please contact supportingchildren@autismcrc.com.au.

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More about the guideline

The national guideline will support families to make informed choices when accessing services, and provide professionals with a set of recommendations to guide ethical and effective service delivery. The recommendations will be based on the best available research and a comprehensive community consultation process.

The guideline is being developed according to the National Health and Medical Research Council’s recommended process.

The guideline will be informed by research evidence (building on the synthesis completed in 2020), reviews of previous autism guidelines and the experiences of individuals on the autism spectrum and their families accessing therapy and support services, and comprehensive community consultation.

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