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Join the HANDS in Autism® Team to learn more about characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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Intensive & Interactive Trainings

Ongoing training opportunities for edcucational and medical professionals, support personnel, and families

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Start learning now with our online learning opportunities!

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Open Space
Tools & Resources

We offer numerous tools & resources to support individuals with ASD

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HANDS in Autism® Summer Training

Applications are opened for the HANDS in Autism®Summer Training - a week-long hands-on training for school personnel

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HANDS in Singapore

HANDS in Autism® engaged in an invited series of consultation, collaboration and staff training at the Day Activity Centre (DAC) at St. Andrew’s Autism Centre (SAAC) in Singapore from November 16-18, 2016.

HANDS in Singapore

Dr. Swiezy presenting gift of HANDS plaque designed by consumers of HANDS to Dennis Ang, CEO of St. Andrew’s Autism Centre.

Employment Opportunities

Be a part of an innovative and passionate interdisciplinary team conducting statewide service, training and research activities! HANDS in Autism® has a number of current and upcoming employment possibilities:

Available Positions:

  • Program Coordinator will assist in the coordination, conduct, and implementation of HANDS programming and represent the HANDS in Autism® Center. This position will serve as liaison to the content experts/trainers at the Center as well as to students/volunteers and will communicate financial information in a manner that can be used by all levels of HANDS staff as well as in coordination with Neuroscience administration to aid in the decision making process. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, plus 1-2 years of prior administrative experience in operations, fiscal management, accounting, financial analysis, or reporting required. Learn more and apply at #03902P
  • Instructional Design/Media Specialist
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow must hold a doctoral degree with skills and interests in research of translational and implementation work. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For further information about this position.

Other Positions:

  • Special Educator will provide consultation in special education related areas on a team of experts in the field of Autism Spectrum Disorder and other neurodevelopmental disabilities across the lifespan. In addition, this specialist will provide a range of consultation and follow up services at the Center as well as within the community setting; provide basic educational materials to families, school personnel, and other caregivers and providers; create tools utilized for education/training in clinical and research formats; assist in research and student training activities; conduct ongoing workshops and trainings to a range of consumers. Indiana licensure and MA preferred.

If you are or know anyone who might be interested in joining the HANDS team, please contact Dr. Naomi Swiezy to determine current opportunities.

Student and Internship Positions available!

HANDS is looking for dedicated students, interns, residents and post-doctoral fellows to fill specific roles within our organization. This is a great way for students to gain additional experience and exposure as part of their programming, electives, rotations, and/or educational experiences!

We are looking for...
  • Program Assistant
  • Research Assistant
  • Practicum, Internship, or Fieldwork Placements
  • To fill out an application, click here.

    For more information on the student positions, view PDF.

    Indiana Autism Needs Assessment


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

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