Autism Programs

Autism Specific Programs

Autism is a lifelong developmental disorder that affects a person’s understanding of what they see, hear and sense. This results in problems with communication, social skills and behaviour.

Autism is a complex condition. There are a number of diverse program options to assist you to meet the special needs of your child and family.

There are a number of diverse autism program options to assist the support needs of children and families. An Autism Specific class has been established at Lindisfarne North Primary School and Rose Bay High School in the South. In the North, Summerdale Primary School and Romaine Park Primary School operate Autism Support Classes, commencing in Term 3, 2017.

Tasmanian Autism Diagnostic Service

We are a community service providing comprehensive diagnostic assessments for children and young people suspected of having an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

We work with public and private diagnostic services, including paediatricians, psychiatrists and psychologists when a decision has been reached that a comprehensive and specialised autism spectrum assessment is appropriate.

For further information about Autism, refer to the Supporting All Students with Disability Focus FAQ’s (PDF, 890KB).

For any enquiries please contact us at:

Phone: (03) 6166 1100
Fax: (03) 6230 7547
Postal Address: GPO Box 125, Hobart 7001, Tasmania
Email: autismassessment@dhhs.tas.gov.au