7 November 2022
The 2022-23 October Budget announced the Better Support for People with Disability measure. This measure included $5.3 million to support development of a National Autism Strategy. The National Autism Strategy measure included:
- $1 million to develop the National Autism Strategy
- $2 million to the Autism Cooperative Research Centre to continue its autism research and provide advice to support development of the National Autism Strategy
- $300,000 to develop a National Roadmap to target health and mental health outcomes for autistic people, and
- $2 million to the AEIOU Foundation for Children with Autism to expand their existing autism specific early intervention centre in Townsville, Queensland.
More information on the development of the National Autism Strategy is available.