Absolutely everyone introduced a comprehensive set of outcomes indicators and measures for people with disabilities in Victoria.1
An adapted selection of these indicators and measures will initially be used to capture the experiences of autistic people, supported by ongoing work to identify suitable data sources. In some cases, policy areas may need to adopt a different approach to measuring outcomes.
Work has begun with the Autism Plan Advisory Group to identify the subset of indicators that best represents the outcomes that this plan is working towards. We will also work within the Victorian Government to make sure the outcomes indicators and measures are consistent with our current whole-of-government approach to measurement, which aims to promote consistent outcomes measurement across all portfolios. This will allow outcomes indicators and measures to leverage other emerging work and identify potential additional data sources.
The criteria for identifying indicators will be that they are:
- meaningful to autistic people and the autism community
- likely to show change within the five-year term of the plan.
Our goal is to develop an initial set of indicators and measures after we release the plan. These will be introduced in the first round of annual reporting against this plan, as outlined in the Implementation section below.
A subset of indicators and measures may also be identified that are especially relevant to autistic people with complex needs.
 See the Absolutely everyone website.