ASD Diagnostic Inconsistencies in New Zealand

Previous Autism CRC research found that diagnostic practices for autism in Australia are inconsistent, leading to the development of a guideline for assessment and diagnosis of autism. 

This new project is a collaboration between Autism New Zealand and the original Australian researchers, with key objectives of:

  • determining diagnostic practices for autism in New Zealand, including disparities between individuals being assessed and variations across regions of New Zealand
  • determining how individuals on the autism spectrum and their families experience the diagnostic process, including recommendations for further support made at the time of assessment
  • laying the foundation for key policy reforms.
Project Leader(s)
  • , University of Western Australia
Project code
1.058RU