Join the HANDS in Autism® Team to learn more about characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Participants will have opportunity to participate in basic awareness activities, help with the assembly of visual supports, and put together community packets and family kits that will be shared among the many community partners and interested families statewide.
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:
Special Educator: Are you a licensed special educator with a range of classroom/educational experience with students with ASD/DD? Do you have interest in conducting direct programming as well as a full range of outreach, education and training across the state? The HANDS in Autism® Special Educational Specialist 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.
Transition Specialist: Are you a license-eligible master’s level specialist (e.g., psychology, social work, mental health clinician, educator) trained in designing and implementing behavioral and vocational skills programming for individuals of transition age with ASD/DD? Do you have interest in conducting direct programming as well as a full range of outreach, education and training across the state? The Transition Specialist will provide consultation related to programming of transition age youth and adults 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 a variety of consumers (families, school personnel, and other caregivers and providers); create tools utilized for training in clinical and research formats; assist in research and student training activities; and conduct ongoing workshops and trainings to a range of consumers. Indiana licensure and MA preferred.
Apply for the Transition Specialist position!!!
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Instructional Designer (Part-Time): Are you a creative and passionate professional in graphic design and/or instructional design? Help to support the HANDS in Autism® Center by coordinating the design and development of instructional materials for the use of web-based and distance learning methods to improve training and education of HANDS consumers. The Instructional Designer will participate in the design and development of support materials and resources (e.g., handouts, manuals, DVDs) as well as fostering widespread dissemination of educational information across specialty and consumer bases through web-based mechanisms, applications, and print materials. The instructional designer will help maintain the creative aspects of the website, while researching, staying current and implementing innovative solutions relevant to distance/virtual learning for all consumers and maintain frequent and consistent online communications with consumers though online formats. The successful candidate will be proficient, at minimum, with Adobe software suite (InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop) and knowledge of website programming languages. Experience with learning management systems, video editing experience, and background in graphic design strongly preferred. Candidates must also have experience with Microsoft Office programs including Outlook, Excel, etc. and general computer competency.
If you are or know anyone who might fit these descriptions, please contact Dr. Naomi Swiezy email@example.com to determine current opportunities.
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: http://tinyurl.com/autismneeds
For questions about the survey or current efforts, please feel free to contact the HANDS in Autism® Center at hands at iupui.edu
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