On the 12th October 2020, Mr Hoffman, the NDIA CEO, wrote a letter to NDIS participants, their families and carers. In his letter, he claimed that
The tools [for the NDIA's so-called Independent Assessment] have been ... used all over the world for many years.
A4 doubted this was true since no such tool existed for autistic people.
Previously, the NDIS was using the PEDI-CAT to assess autistic children. It is well known that this is not a suitable tool which is why the authors of the tool have been developing a revised PEDI-CAT (ASD) for some time.