In 2015, the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services appointed HOI to undertake the Behaviour Support Project, with two key project components:
- Evaluation of the Victorian Autism Spectrum Disorder Behaviour Support Program (BSP) delivered by ASPECT.
- Comprehensive scoping of the existing government funded behaviour support system in Victoria and also an overview of the private behaviour support services system.
Key consultancy activities included: development of an Evaluation Framework in consultation with key stakeholders; situation analysis to establish a knowledge base of contemporary best practice and innovative approaches; mapping of the Autism Spectrum Disorder service system; case studies in four locations to determine the effectiveness and impact of the Program. A Final Evaluation Report was delivered to the Department, incorporating a detailed assessment of the findings of the evaluation; scoping of the behaviour support service system in Victoria; associated recommendations and opportunities for improvement; and an assessment of the Victorian model compared with other behaviour support service models in place at the time.