This section provides information about the New Zealand Autism Spectrum Disorder Guideline.
The third edition of the Guideline was released on 21 November 2022:
Whaikaha – Ministry of Disabled People now lead the Guideline and the Living Guideline process, in partnership with the Ministry of Education.
[The video shows Matt addressing the audience.]
Matt: Kia ora, I’m Matt Frost. I have Asperger’s Syndrome or high functioning autism.
This website is for people who are working with children and adults in health education or community settings and think someone they are working with might have autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
It’s also for professionals doctors or nurses or education sector specialists, or other professionals who are involved in making an initial assessment and might refer someone to specialist for full assessment.
And it’s for people who are concerned that they, or someone they know might have ASD.
The resources on this website are all based on the New Zealand ASD Guideline. They provide information on how to recognise signs and symptoms of ASD and what to do next.
Thank you and welcome.
This section provides information about the New Zealand Autism Spectrum Disorder Guideline publication.
It provides guidance on recognition and referral of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) for people working in health, disability, education and community settings, covering:
- basic signs and symptoms of ASD
- how to refer people for formal diagnosis when you suspect ASD
- the formal process of diagnosis.