With an increase in autism diagnoses, there is a corresponding demand for specialist preschool programs. Head of CAN Research Prof. Adam Guastella comments in The Sydney Morning Herald on the importance of providing specialised support for young children with neurodevelopmental conditions - especially when they have already experienced significant delays in support due to long waitlists for diagnostic assessment.
School readiness programs can help with social development and navigating systems and environments outside the family. However, with so many neurodivergent children diagnosed after the age of five, it is also essential to help teachers and schools create a learning environment that supports different needs and developmental pathways.
Read the full article in The Sydney Morning Herald.