Conflict of interest: Four of the authors were paid as consultants to complete a report that is cited in this article (reference 19). Two of the authors were paid to develop an approach to good practice that is cited in this article (reference 26). No other conflicts of interest to declare.
Autism in context 2: Assessment, intervention and services in Australia
Article first published online: 14 JAN 2014
© 2014 The Authors. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health © 2014 Paediatrics and Child Health Division (Royal Australasian College of Physicians)
Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Volume 50, Issue 5, pages 341–346, May 2014
How to Cite
Williams, K., Woolfenden, S., Roberts, J., Rodger, S., Bartak, L. and Prior, M. (2014), Autism in context 2: Assessment, intervention and services in Australia. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 50: 341–346. doi: 10.1111/jpc.12456
- Issue published online: 15 APR 2014
- Article first published online: 14 JAN 2014
- Manuscript Accepted: 27 SEP 2013
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Continuing from part 1, part 2 of the autism spectrum disorders review explores clinical practice and service delivery aspects of autism spectrum disorders including current assessment approaches in Australia, family-centred models of care, and key service structure and delivery issues. Treatments including behavioural interventions, established and emergent medication, and complementary and alternative therapies are discussed. The key role of paediatricians as both individual child and family care providers and advocates, as well as agents of service reform in Australia, is evident. Much still needs to be done.