This section of the plan sets out commitments from across the Victorian Government that will address the exclusion and discrimination experienced by autistic people across many parts of daily life.
A lack of understanding and acceptance of autism in the community can make it hard for people to participate in everyday activities
To take part in social, economic and cultural life, people need to be able to travel around the community.
The inquiry found shortcomings in existing services for autistic people, primarily arising from workforces lacking capability to deal with their needs.
Autistic people and their families need access to timely, high-quality diagnostic services and early intervention supports.
Some autistic people, particularly younger people, don't pick up on signs that a situation or environment may not be safe.
The inquiry and consultations heard about some of the challenges facing autistic children and young people in accessing school education.
Updated 7 September 2023