Next Steps Workshop & Manual

About Next Steps Workshop

The HANDS in Autism® Next Steps workshop is a discussion-based workshop in which the team from the HANDS in Autism® Interdisciplinary Training and Resource Center discuss general information about diagnosis, adjusting to diagnosis, and how to make appropriate treatment decisions. A comprehensive manual regarding diagnosis, family considerations, resources and supports, treatment and intervention, rights and regulations, and practical strategies is distributed (one per household). No direct or individual consultation on treatment decisions will be given.

Next Steps is primarily designed for primary caregivers who have a child that has recently been diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. However, this seminar may also be beneficial for other caregivers, educational or therapy professionals, medical providers, and other adult family members. Individuals interested in this seminar do not need to be patients of Riley Hospital to attend.

Due to the kind sponsorship of Kappa Kappa Kappa, Inc., several Next Steps workshops a year are offered without charge. Other workshops receive community sponsorship. Please contact HANDS in Autism® to learn more about hosting a workshop in your area.

Upcoming Next Steps™ Trainings

Date/Time: May 17, 2017 (Wednesday) 6:00-7:30 PM EST
Location: Wayne Township Preschool, 1155 South High School Road, Indianapolis, IN 46241

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Date/Time: May 23, 2017 (Tuesday) 6:00-7:30 PM EST
Location: Greene-Sullivan Special Education Cooperative, 77 A Street N.E., Linton, IN 47441 (Conference Room)

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Please contact us at (317)274.2675 or hands@iupui.edu with any questions or concerns.


Next Steps Manual

The HANDS in Autism® Interdisciplinary Training and Resource Center offers this manual and the accompanying workshop (see below) as a service to parents, grandparents, other caregivers and professionals to address the very challenging time of learning that your child has Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Next Steps Manual CoverThis manual contains a wealth of information for caregivers of individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. The manual is divided into 7 major sections with each section arranged in a similar format in an attempt to provide caregivers with a functional, easy to use manual that may serve not only as a resource but also as a reference guide to share with others. Each section begins with a cover page that provides a brief overview of the materials included within that individual section. Following the overview, each section contains a combination of articles written specifically for caregivers as well as other materials that are appropriate and beneficial to share with family members, professionals, and others you feelwould appreciate additional information. The materials contained within each section were selected in an attempt to guide your Next Steps. Manual Preview En español



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