Surveys & Training Highlights

Indiana Autism Needs Assessment

  • What do you think about the current resources and services for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Indiana?
  • What has worked in supporting families, caregivers, and individuals with ASD? What has not?
  • What changes do you think should be made?

HANDS in Autism® at the IU School of Medicine is currently reviewing and seeking input on the current resources and services available for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and the families and professionals that support them. As part of these efforts, the HANDS in Autism® Center is looking for input from anyone who may be personally affected by ASD or who has a connection or role in supporting or serving individuals with ASD. All responses will be confidential with only summary data being shared with the State. After you finish the survey, you will be given an additional opportunity to participate through telephone interviews and/or web-based conference calls or live groups from areas across the state.

Results from the survey will assist in informing the successes, challenges, and needs among groups who are affected by and support individuals with ASD. Each part of the process is essential in making recommendations and informing areas of success and need in your community and across the state. Your participation is highly valued!

To complete the Indiana Autism Needs Assessment, click on the following link:

For questions about the survey or current efforts, please feel free to contact the HANDS in Autism® Center at hands at

Family Interviews

Can you spare 15-20 minutes to share your experience to help inform improvements on crisis services for people who have disabilities in Indiana? Recently, the Family & Social Services Administration contracted with The University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability to study crisis services for people who have disabilities in Indiana and make recommendations on improving those services. One component of this study is a telephone interview with family members to ask them about their experiences with the service system. The interview should take about 15-20 minutes and all of your responses are completely confidential. They will be combined with answers from other families to provide feedback to the Indiana legislature on service needs for individuals with IDD in Indiana and their families. At the end of the interview, you will be asked to provide your mailing address only if you would like to receive a copy of the final report.

Please email or call Ann Klein (SIRS Manager, University of New Hampshire Institute on Disability) at or 513-377-1464 if you would like additional information or to schedule a time for your interview. If you know other families who might also be willing to participate in this process, please encourage them to call or email as well.

Vocational Rehabilitation Survey

Access In an effort to assess the needs for training, support, and resources, across levels and in practice regarding vocational and transitional services, the HANDS in Autism® Interdisciplinary Training and Resource Center in coordination with the Bureau of Rehabilitative Services is seeking your input! If you work with individuals who will access or have accessed transition services through your local school system, Vocational Rehabilitation, Bureau of Developmental Disabilities (BDDS), or other transition or adult service agencies, we would appreciate your participation in the Vocational and Transition Services Needs Assessment. Results from this survey will allow for a better understanding of the supports, training, services, and resources that are currently being used and accessed. These results will be used to help inform the successes, needs, and areas for improvement regarding transition, transitional planning, vocational rehabilitation, as well as other adult and community services.

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