The purpose of this workshop was to enhance the diagnostic skills of general paediatricians for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The workshop targeted four areas of the diagnostic process:
1) Determining whether the diagnosis of ASD fits with the child’s strengths and challenges using a thorough history and interaction/observation with the family and child;
2) Communicating the diagnosis to the family in a clear and sensitive way;
3) Arranging for all available resources for the family after the diagnosis; and
4) Using appropriate billing and efficient practice management strategies.