Aotearoa New Zealand Autism Guideline implementation, supports and services
This work is part of a larger project ‘National Guidelines: Update and capacity building’
The Aotearoa New Zealand Autism Guideline was first developed in 2008 and the Guideline is now in its third edition. However, implementation of the Guideline historically has been mixed (see e.g. research on autism diagnosis in Aotearoa). With international moves to establish national autism strategies and legislation, it is a good time to explore community support for a similar move in Aotearoa.
A community views survey examined perceptions from members of the autistic and autism community of current supports and services as well as suggested approaches for the future. Findings from the project will include recommendations for implementation of the Guideline as well future approaches to autism support in Aotearoa.
- David Trembath, Griffith University