Intensive & Interactive Trainings

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

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Tools & Resources

We offer numerous tools & resources to support individuals with ASD

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2018 ArtExpo Banner Competition

In anticipation of the upcoming 2018 Autism Art Expo, we are holding a banner design contest that will help visualize the Expo's theme - Worth a Thousand Words. Artists with ASD and related disabilities from Indiana are invited to submit. The winner’s art and name will be featured on all of the promotional materials leading up to and during the expo.

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Join Our Team!

  • Behavior and Community Technician Do you have interest in joining and growing and evolving team of specialists with a mission of growing local capacity in the use of evidence-based practices across the state of Indiana?  Would you enjoy assisting in the development and implementation of educational and behavioral tools to support resource dissemination, service delivery, research, training and community integration activities?   The Behavior and Community Technician will  assist with these and other activities on a team with focused interest in the field of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and those with other social, communication and behavioral disorders across the lifespan. The technician will generally support the service, resource, training and community integration components as well as facilitate the widespread dissemination, information sharing, networking, and training efforts across areas of the state. Bachelor’s degree in science or health-related field preferred. 
      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.

    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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