Regional Autism LCC Summit 2019
  • Forum to brainstorm and discuss current gaps and needs on a local level and look for ways to address them!

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Intensive Training Dates
  • 3-Day Training for Employment Providers, Coaches, Educators, & Specialists in Community, Work, & School Settings
  • Week-Long Intensive Training for School Personnel

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Student Volunteer Positions Available

Funded and volunteer opportunities available for students in any year of study (undergraduate, graduate, and beyond) and across a range of skillsets for Summer 2019 and 2019-2020 academic year.

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Research Survey

Looking for insight from a variety of stakeholders regarding sexual health knowledge and the programs provided within an educational setting for students with disabilities. Upon completion, download an info resource (photo)

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Intensive & Interactive Trainings

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

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Open Space
Tools & Resources

We offer numerous tools & resources to support individuals with ASD

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HANDS Community Cookbook: Shout-Out for Recipes!

Community Cookbook: shout-out for recipes

With each submission, you can share up to THREE recipes. If you would like to share more, please submit the current recipes and start a new submission.

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Indiana Autism Needs Assessment

  • Do you live in a rural area?
  • Are you part of a Spanish-speaking community?
  • Do you serve as a school personnel, justice professional, first responder, medical provider, or direct service provider in a residential or intensive behavioral setting?

HANDS in Autism® at the IU School of Medicine has conducted an analysis of the resources and services related to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Indiana over the past 4 years. The results fromt he survey from previous years have been used to inform changes to the Indiana Comprehensive State Plan for Individuals with ASD. Specific efforts are needed to assist in gathering increased input from those in rural/urban areas, Spanish-speaking communities, justice personnel, first responders, medical providers, and direct service providers in residential and other community settings, to best inform the goals in 2018. Please forward this link to your friends and colleages

We would love to hear from you!

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Contact us at or 317-274-2697 with questions regarding the Comprehensive State Plan or the Needs Assessment survey

Join Our Team!

  • NEW! Office Manager! Want to join a dynamic and innovative team? Enjoy having diverse responsibilities and impact? The position of Office Manager is essential to the daily flow and productivity of the team of specialists working to provide services to a full range of consumers in the field of autism and related disorders. The person in this position will support administrators and professional staff by facilitating logistics necessary in conducting services, sharing resources, and carrying out prescribed systems and processes to ensure that all practices meet the quality and compliance standards necessary for efficient and effective delivery. This individual will also serve to maintain effective communication, networking and quality relations with consumers requiring intensive coordination, ongoing contact, and timely follow through. Interested? Please contact (with resume enclosed): Naomi Swiezy, Ph.D., HSPP, Director of HANDS in Autism® at

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  • NEW! Behavior and Community Technician The HANDS in Autism® Behavioral Research Technician will participate in multiple program research projects focused on general program evaluation, community participatory projects and implementation science efforts as they pertain to the HANDS in Autism® Model and associated program efforts. Roles will include participation in all phases of research with trainers, supervisors, field-study students, community participants, and University partners such as Biostatistics. Particular emphasis of this position will be on providing research study support and involvement inclusive of literature reviews, study recruitment, data collection, data entry, and data representation as well as assist with various phases of drafting, editing and submitting for publication. Individuals with knowledge, interest and experience in practice with data management systems, databases and statistical software are preferred. Also desired are individuals who are organized, independent and team oriented. Individuals wanting to devote most time to research activities (but willing to engage to support all team activities) will be most suited for this position. Please contact Naomi Swiezy, Ph.D., HSPP at with stated interest, resume and cover letter. Same will also be submitted on the IUPUI job website at

  • Special Education Support Specialist 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. 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. 

    Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
    • Provide consultation to individuals, families and providers regarding appropriate and effective academic, vocational and functional programming within home/community settings.
    • Assist in the development, preparation and implementation of outreach trainings provided within the context of the HANDS in Autism program.
    • Assist with the dissemination of basic educational materials and research literature to help educate caregivers/staff/professionals.
    • Provide innovation in service delivery with development of workshops responsive to the expressed needs of the community and State.

    To be successful, candidates should have theoretical understanding and philosophical appreciation for team and community interventions. Be able to work as a team player; ability to communicate effectively with staff, parents, providers, employers and other consumers. Should be able to present professionally, maintain accurate and organized records and be able to work with minimal supervision or feedback. Be able to deal with difficult clients/families/consumers and handle stress in meeting deadlines and carrying out responsibilities.

      Please contact Naomi Swiezy, Ph.D., HSPP at with any interest and to share your resume.  Formal posting and application to follow.

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.

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