In The Media | 26 February 2016

Autism experts at odds with NDIS plan

A panel of autism experts commissioned to advise the National Disability Insurance Agency on the condition has recommended children with an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis receive at least 20 hours a week of early intervention, delivered either one-to-one or in a small group.

In a report to be released on Friday, the panel, which comprised a range of academics, teachers and advocates,  backed the best practice intervention for young children, which can cost up to $80,000 a year.

The NDIA, which is implementing the National Disability Insurance Scheme, considered the findings of the panel in forming its approach to early intervention for children with developmental disorders who will take part in the scheme.

 

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald