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 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.
- Kiah Evans, University of Western Australia