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HANDS in Autism® offers a wide range of service, training, and outreach options to best meet the needs of individuals (and those who care for or work with individuals) with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and related disabilities. While HANDS has a variety of longstanding offerings, two salient initiatives that we are actively involved in and are facilitating are the following:
- Indiana NeuroDiagnostic Institute (NDI), Adolescent Autism Unit: https://handsinautism.iupui.edu/ndi/
- Indiana Interagency Autism Coordinating Council (IIACC): https://handsinautism.iupui.edu/collaborations/iiacc/)
We realize that navigating these systems as well as others can be overwhelming. In order for our HANDS team and partners to best support individuals, families, providers, and communities statewide as they learn to navigate life with ASD or a related disability, we wanted to make the services and offerings to them more widely known and understood.
To accomplish this, we reached out to organizations and asked directors and professionals to share about the noted service or program they oversee or facilitate in order to support awareness of, access to, advocacy for, and/or navigation within as individuals, families, and teams statewide are connected. Hear what they had to say below.
Special Education Parent Support
Connecting you with professionals in mental health & addiction, health care, housing assistance, tax assistance, food & clothing, education & employment, and more
The Indiana Education Scholarship Account Program (INESA)
INESA, managed by the state treasurer’s office, will allow eligible parents/guardians to establish an education scholarship account (ESA) that can be used for their child’s education expenses.
INvestABLE Indiana helps individuals save, while preserving their SSI and Medicaid.
Employment services program for Indiana students in transition (ages 14-21) and adults with disabilities
On oversight of delivery of Pre-Employment Transition Services
Category: Vocational Rehabilitation (VR)
Indiana VR Services by The Arc of Indiana
What to expect with VR
This short video describes the VR process, eligibility, and the services VR can provide if you need some help to learn new skills, find a job, or start a career.