Supporting materials to the ASD Guideline

Evidence tables and documents that supplement 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.

Evidence tables

The evidence tables provide a transparent link between the strength of the available evidence and the grading of the recommendations in the ASD Guideline.

Note: Table files updated 24 Nov 2009

Review of validated instruments for diagnosis

This is a review into available, validated instruments for use in the diagnosis of autism or Asperger disorder, in combination with expert clinical judgment.

The review summarises the characteristics of several available instruments in terms of appropriate use and setting, statistical properties, training, qualification requirements and licensing arrangements.

In addition, it sets out some potentially preferable combinations of instruments for screening and diagnosis of autism, and for the screening for Asperger’s disorder. The review and a summary can be viewed below:

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