The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) sets the standards for high quality healthcare and encourages healthy living. Note that NICE guidelines and pathways are developed in the UK for their specific health settings and as such, some health service recommendations may not translate to the Australian context. NICE guidelines and pathways are however based on robust international research evidence which can help inform Australian based practitioners in their assessment and treatment practices.
This guideline, 'Autism spectrum disorder in under 19s: recognition, referral and diagnosis', covers the recognition, referral and diagnosis of autism in children and young people from birth up to 19 years.
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