The WA Autism Register collects information about new diagnoses of
autism spectrum disorder in Western Australia. For each person
receiving a new diagnosis, some demographic and assessment
information is collected. This information helps us to understand
how many people receive a diagnosis, what features they have in
common and trends over time.
Some of the uses of the WA Autism Register include:
- Research (using its own data, and for linking interested families with current projects).
- Understanding characteristics that are shared across everyone with a diagnosis.
- Help in planning for appropriate services, including health, education and disability.
The WA Register for Autism Spectrum Disorders is the first register of its kind in Australia. The Register has collected information on newly diagnosed cases of Autism Spectrum Disorders in Western Australia since 1999.