The primary aim of the APS Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Practitioners List is to provide an access service to assist health practitioners and the general public locate a selection of practitioners that may suit their needs in this area.

Psychologists whose names appear on the APS ASD Practitioners List have provided details and supporting documentation which identifies them as having some training and experience in the assessment and treatment of ASD. This List is open to all APS members who have completed APS-recognised education and/or training and/or experience that demonstrates a degree of knowledge, skills and practice in the area of ASD. Non-members of the APS who wish to appear on the list pay a fee and must demonstrate the completion of the same criteria for listing as APS members.

 

Apply to be on the ASD Practitioner List

  • Application form for inclusion on the APS Autism Spectrum Disorder Practitioners list

 

Inclusion on the ASD List is;

  • free for APS members
  • voluntary
  • NOT an eligibility requirement to provide services under either the Medicare (HCWA initiative) OR services under the HWCA Early Intervention initiative that is currently transitioning over to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

 

Note to practitioners - Important changes to the Helping Children with Autism (HCWA) programme

Background: The Department of Social Services (DSS) has recently released the Early Intervention Service Provider Operational Guidelines

These guidelines no longer make reference to being listed on the APS Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) Identified Practitioners List as a requirement to provide services under the Helping Children with Autism (HCWA) programme. This change took effect from 10 March 2105.

To reflect these changes, the APS is reviewing the status of the ASD Practitioners List. If you have any questions please contact asd@psychology.or.au

 

Information about the Medicare Australia initiative for services for children with autism or any other pervasive developmental disorder

Medicare consumer fact sheet