Autism CRC is developing an evidence-based framework for assessing, differentiating and reporting children’s functional strengths and support needs.

It will be co-produced with the stakeholder community and address the current gap in understanding and lack of consensus about how best to assess, differentiate and report children’s functional strengths and support needs.

The findings will inform professional practice, operational guidance and decision making, across all states and territories, service, and support settings.

The project will broadly follow the same methodology used to develop the two National Health and Medical Research Council-approved Autism CRC National Guidelines. It will involve evidence gathering, evidence synthesis, and consensus building with community, professional and government stakeholders.

Autism CRC will work with the community, professionals, and government organisations and agencies to co-produce the framework, and provide opportunities for engagement in the project in early 2024.

“Autism CRC has a long history of bringing people and organisations with different views and experiences together to address major challenges and co-design practical solutions,” Autism CRC CEO, Andrew Davis said.

The project will be co-led by Griffith University Associate Professor David Trembath with neurodivergent speech pathologist Amy Fitzpatrick.

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