FaHCSIA updated HCWA documents

FAHCSIA published updated versions of two key documents (from 2006) for the Government's helping children with autism (HCWA) package. These are:

  • Prior, M., Roberts, J. M.A., Rodger, S., Williams, K. & Sutherland, R. (2011). A review of the research to identify the most effective models of practice in early intervention of children with autism spectrum disorders. Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Australia. Click here to down load.
  • Prior, M., Roberts, J. M.A. (2011). Early Intervention for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: ‘Guidelines for Good Practice’ 2012. Click here to download.

Links to these documents can be found on the page www.fahcsia.gov.au/autism.

Links to the previous versions of these documents are here and here respectively on the Health Department website. Note that the guideline were downgraded from "best practice" (in the original version on the Health website) to mere "good practice" in the "upgrade". In the process, the guideline became significantly less specific.