We are developing a National Roadmap to Improve the Health and Mental Health of Autistic People.
The roadmap aims to address the breadth of issues face by Autistic people in the Australian health care system. It will outline actions to improve the physical and mental health of Australia’s growing Autistic population.
The Australian Government is investing $1.5 million to develop the roadmap. This funding will support Autistic people, including through a collaborative co-design process, and thoroughly exploring topics to be addressed in the roadmap.
The roadmap will be associated with the National Autism Strategy, which is being developed by the Department of Social Services.
The Minister for Health and Aged Care is responsible for developing the roadmap, including its final endorsement.
Health Roadmap Working Group
The role of the Health Roadmap Working Group to:
- provide advice and oversee the roadmap’s development
- ensure roadmap development is conducted in an inclusive way.
The working group includes a diverse range of stakeholders, including autistic people and representatives from the autism community.
You can read more about the working group, including the members.
Development of the roadmap will be completed by the end of 2024.
During all stages of development, we will prioritise the involvement of the autism community. We will provide specific details about consultation and involvement as the roadmap develops.