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In 2011, community access to autism-specific advice, and centralised intake for autism spectrum disorder referrals was a focus point of the Developmental and Autism Service Coordination Project. Since this time, autism-related referrals have been managed by a single clinician with specific expertise in this area, available for caregivers, professionals and referrers, 2 days a week.
In 2020, our new Stepped Care Team was established. This is a team of specialist clinicians that now manage all referrals to the hospital where developmental concerns, including autism concerns, are identified. They are available Monday to Friday for referral advice.
To discuss any concerns or potential service needs with a member of this team, please phone 9345 4631.