21 NDIS goals for autism

Writing NDIS goals for your autistic child’s NDIS plan can be tricky. We have some hints on how to write goals here, but here’s 21 sample NDIS goals for autism. These goals are grouped around common areas of support for autistic children, such as self-care, regulation, and social inclusion. These NDIS goals for autism will help you feel confident going into a NDIS planning meeting. Then, you’ll have the support that you get matching the needs you have.

Goals for self-care skills

Toileting: I would like to develop independence with toileting, to be able to identify when my body tells me I need to go to the bathroom.

Eating: I would like to improve my sensitivities to food, being supported to try new foods and eat a wider and healthy range of foods.

Self-care: I would like to increase my self-care skills, to be able to dress myself independently every morning, including tying my shoelaces.

Sensory self-care: I would like to improve my sensory sensitivity to self-care activities, being able to brush teeth and hair independently and with comfort.

Hygiene: I would like to develop independence with washing, identifying when my body needs cleaning and independently showering.

Sleep: I would like to improve my sleep patterns and sensitivity around food to improve my overall health and wellbeing.

Goals for social integration

Friendships: I would like to develop my social skills to make and maintain friendships, being able to respond to social situations appropriately.

Social inclusion: I would like to be part of social clubs weekly, to support my health and building friendships over common interests.

Communication: I would like to increase my language and communication skills, talking clearly with my carers so they understand my needs.

Community integration: I would like to improve my social anxiety, being able to talk to strangers for daily tasks e.g. shopping.

Communication: I want to maintain my friendships, confidently interacting with people using eye contact and reciprocal conversation.

Community integration: I want to improve my social skills and confidence so I can fully engage with the community. For example, by catching the bus.

Goals for movement and activity

I would like to improve my fine and gross motor skills to be able to sustain physical activity at the same level as my peers, improving my social participation.

I would like to increase my fine motor skills, to be able to write neatly, legibly and with fluency.

Gross-motor: I want to increase my gross motor skills and ride a bicycle independently to school.

Fine-motor: I would like to improve my fine motor skills, being able to feed myself with cutlery.

Handwriting: I would like to develop greater confidence and motivation to improve my written communication, to improve my learning.

Goals for emotional regulation

I would like to develop increased emotional regulation skills to build my capacity to regulate my emotions.

I would like to develop strategies to better manage emotional regulation and respond appropriately in challenging situations.

Transitions: I want to develop my regulation so I can transition from one activity to another without feeling overwhelmed.

I would like to increase my expression of emotions and ‘sharing thoughts and feelings’. This will enable better communication and social participation.

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