Autism in context 2: assessment, intervention and services in Australia

Katrina Williams, Susan Woolfenden, Jacqueline Roberts, Sylvia Rodger, Lawrence Bartak, Margot Prior

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)341-346
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • behavioural
  • developmental
  • international child health

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