National Guideline Implementation Toolkit now available
We’re pleased to announce the launch of a new National Guideline Implementation Toolkit to help clinicians to upskill and deliver the recommendations in the National Guideline for the Assessment and Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders in Australia.
The Toolkit includes learning resources and practical tools, such as:
- videos and fact sheets – summarising key recommendations in the National Guideline.
- a Baseline Evaluation and Audit Tool – to check how current practice aligns with the National Guideline and to help plan for practice revisions.
- template forms – including a referral form, medical evaluation form and assessment findings report template.
- training information – recommendations for obtaining and maintaining skills to deliver the Guideline recommendations.
Individuals undergoing an assessment, parents and caregivers can also access resources that explain the National Guideline and what to expect from an assessment. Community resources are available without registration.
We would like to thank the Australian Government's Department of Social Services for funding the development of this suite of clinician and community resources.
About the Guideline
The National Guideline for the Assessment and Diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders defines clinical best practice for the assessment and diagnosis of autism in Australia. It aims to provide:
- greater equity in access to a rigorous and comprehensive autism assessment
- transparency and confidence in the decision-making process
- a clearly defined pathway to support needs.
The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) has approved the National Guideline recommendations, indicating that they represent best practice health care in Australia.