Australia is set to develop a national autism strategy regardless of who wins the federal election — a move that has been welcomed as a "good start" to changing community attitudes ;to children and young people with a disability.
- A parliamentary committee recommended an autism strategy after examining services, support and life outcomes for people with the condition
- Both Labor and the Coalition have committed to introducing a strategy if elected on May 21
- Advocates say a national strategy is a good start but more needs to be done
Earlier this year, a parliamentary committee that examined the services, support and life outcomes for people with autism recommended the establishment of a national strategy.