Program Timeline


Building the foundation: acquisition of CDC earmark, recruit personnel, develop analogue classroom, travel and consultation with experts (e.g., UCLA, UCSD, LEAP, PCDI, Walden, TEACCH, Douglass DDC), develop website, newsletter, and various outreach events


Designing the training foundation and curriculum: conduct pilot and first full summer training session, continue team development, ongoing events (e.g., CSATC Annual Conference), begin Annual Awareness Fair, Make It Take It, and revised Next Steps, acquisition of funding (i.e., CDC, NMPT)


Extension of training model: continue popular events (e.g., MITI, Next Steps, Awareness Fair, Annual Conference), continue team development, expand summer training to 3 session, origination of innovative outreach efforts (e.g., HANDS made, Autism Trailer), begin IPS Collaboration, HANDS presentation at international meetings (e.g., ABA), acquire additional support (e.g., IN DOE, NMPT, FOE)


Expansion of training model: continue outreach events, expand outreach materials, develop first IPS collaborative classroom, begin 2nd community classroom collaboration, ABA symposium presentation, continued support mechanisms (e.g., INDOE, FOE)


Further expansion of training model: refine outreach events and materials, summer training and community collaborations, extend liaisoning efforts (medical and educational) , and further integrate into special edu and research communities (e.g., IMFAR, ABA, NATTAP, book chapters/articles), extend support mechanisms (e.g., INDOE, FOE, endowment, other)


Further extension of training model: refine training/outreach (e.g., web design and modules), multiple potential collaborations opportunities, increasing focus and capacity with community medical professionals (e.g., toolkits, presentations), continued financial support


Indiana Resource Network: HANDS in Autism Center: expansion of training/outreach opportunities and web presence (e.g., modules, webinars, webcasts), multiple collaborations opportunities, increasing focus and capacity within the community (families, educational and medical professionals, and other members of the community), continued financial support