Autism NT would like to sincerely thank and acknowledge:

  • Northern Territory Department of Health for providing the funding to produce this document for our members.
  • AMAZE for their generosity in sharing their vast resources.
  • Raising Children for kindly allowing us to source information on diagnosis and therapies from their website.
  • Debby Mauger and team for all the hours preparing this book.



How to get a diagnosis

Co-Morbid Diagnosis

Should You Tell Your Child about Their Diagnosis?

Suggested steps to disclose a diagnosis to a child

Causes of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorder Traits

How might you react to this new diagnosis

Available Support – Get Your Team Together

Treatments & Therapies

Early Intervention

Dare to Dream – The Age 25 Exercise

Carer Support

Taking care of yourself

Financial Assistance Available

Behaviour Management

Safety Tips

Famous People with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Helpful Links & Templates