Inquiry into Services for People with Autism Spectrum Disorder

The Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into services for people with autism spectrum released their report on 21 June 2017.

The report highlights the inequity that autistic Victorians face every day – from gaining employment, going to school, accessing services and support they require, to facing ongoing stigma and discrimination.

The Report contains 101 recommendations aimed to holistically addressing the disadvantage that autistic Victorians experience, so that the autistic community have the same opportunities to participate fully in the community and live an ordinary life.

Some of the Committee’s recommendations include:

  • a campaign for community inclusion of people with autism
  • update and renewal of the 2009 state autism plan
  • centres for autism excellence in regional Victoria
  • multidisciplinary teams to provide diagnosis within 3 months of referral
  • a public ASD diagnostic service for all Victorians across the state
  • a strategy for inclusive education across the state for all students with ASD
  • ensuring the National Disability Insurance Scheme has capacity to meet future demand for services
  • training for people working with people with ASD to recognise ASD in girls.

 

To download a copy of the report, click here

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