Formalising an Assessment of Functioning Process for Individuals Undergoing an Autism Diagnostic Evaluation and/or Service Planning in Australia

Abstract

An international review of autism diagnostic guidelines revealed functioning as an important topic to evaluate during a diagnostic evaluation, however varied emphasis was placed on an assessment of functioning as a necessary component. The ‘Australian National Guideline for the Assessment and Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder’ (ASD) articulates an assessment of functioning as the first step when an individual is referred for an autism assessment.

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Citation

Evans, K., Chamberlain, A., Girdler, S., Milbourn, B., D’Arcy, E., Hayden-Evans, M., Bölte, S., Eapen, V., Wray, J. & Whitehouse, A. (2020) Formalising an Assessment of Functioning Process for Individuals Undergoing an Autism Diagnostic Evaluation and/or Service Planning in Australia [Poster]. International Society for Autism Research 2020 Annual Meeting, 3 June, virtual. International Society for Autism Research.