Work is currently underway to create a national practice guideline for supporting the development and participation of children on the autism spectrum and their families (Supporting Children National Guideline).
The guideline will support families to make informed choices when accessing services, and provide professionals with a set of recommendations to guide ethical and effective service delivery. The recommendations will be based on the best available research and a comprehensive community consultation process.
The guideline is being developed according to the National Health and Medical Research Council’s recommended process.
The guideline will be informed by both the research evidence, building on the synthesis completed in 2020, reviews of previous autism guidelines and the experiences of individuals on the autism spectrum and their families accessing therapy and support services, and a community consultation process, which will begin late February 2022.