My community project was titled Autism Spectrum Disorders: Tamworth Perspectives. The objectives included:
- Increasing awareness amongst health professional and the community
- Encouraging early assessment and access to services
- Streamlining communication and referral pathways between general practitioners, paediatricians and allied health.
Site visits throughout the project and a PHN facilitated education night at the end of the project provided opportunity to share perspectives and network with other interested professionals.
Neurodiversity is a fascinating aspect of humanity that present various challenges in the community. I saw the project as an opportunity to improve my knowledge, give answers to families that presented to me, and help connect with the multidisciplinary teams required to care for affected children and families.