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  • Positive Partnerships is an Australian govenment initiative to improve education outcomes for children with autism by assisting families and school staff to work together.  The website provides a number of helpful online learning modules for parents and teachers.  They also offer face-to-face workshops for parents and school staff to facilitate collaboration.  
  • The autism pages on the Raising Children Network provide lots of information for parents and carers. The site contains practical information to assist families in making decisions about therapy options including ratings of the evidence for listed approaches, costs associated with the approach and time commitment. 
  • National Autism Center provides a free parent’s guide to Evidence-Based Practice and autism.
  • The Association for Science in Autism Treatment provides useful summaries on interventions that are evidence based, require further research or have been found to be ineffective/not researched.
  • The American Speech and Hearing Association’s (ASHA’s) National Centre for Evidence Based Practice includes a systematic review of the evidence for intervention for children at risk of or diagnosed with autism. 
  • Developmental Disability WA provides a link to download the 2018 Parents' Autism Handbook written by Heidi Brandis.  
  • During the transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), families may still have access to their Local Coordinator.  Details of local coordinators can be found on the Disability Services Commission website.  
  • Speech Pathology Auatralia is the national body for Speech Pathologists within Australia.  They provide fact sheets on speech pathology services as well as a "find a speech pathologist" function to find a therapist in your local area.  
  • The website for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provides information on eligibility and access to the scheme, in addition to information on how to get an NDIS plan and what this will mean for participants.