This project aimed to establish a collaborative model of tele-therapy for children on the autism spectrum who live in regional, rural and remote Australia.
Autism Spectrum Australia (ASPECT) is Australia’s largest service provider to people on the autism spectrum. ASPECT has a specialised, evidence-informed schools program that is the largest in the world. ASPECT offers additional services such as information and advice, diagnostic assessments, behaviour support, parent and family support, and adult programs.
Access to ASPECT’s specialised services in regional, rural and remote areas is hampered by workforce shortages and the cost and timeliness required to deliver these services.
Under the IWF, ASPECT aimed to establish a collaborative model of tele-therapy for children on the autism spectrum who live in regional, rural and remote Australia which:
Research literature supports multidisciplinary approaches to this cohort.
The project focused on western NSW and exceeded the expected ten participants in the pilot.