Marci Wheeler, MSW is a Social work specialist with the Indiana Resource Center for Autism (IRCA) at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, Indiana University, Bloomington. Wheeler is also an adjunct faculty/field instructor in the Indiana University school of Social Work.
Wheeler has a background in supervision of community residential programs for adults with disabilities. and has worked at the Indiana Resource Center for Autism at the Indiana Institute on Disability and Community at Indiana University since 1983. Currently she writes and consults on topics related to autism spectrum disorders, including grief and loss, accessing therapies and statewide resources.
Other areas of expertise and interest include family and sibling issues, college students on the autism spectrum and community supports and resources. Wheeler is also the staff advisor for the Students on the Spectrum (S.O.S.) Club at Indiana University, in Bloomington.
In addition to her professional experience, she was married for 33 years to Phil Wheeler, until his passing in 2016. Mr. Wheeler was a speaker/presenter, advocate, and mentor with an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis. They have three children and two grandchildren that have required specialized supports. Along with co-authors, she has written a book for women in relationships with men on the autism spectrum. Wheeler is a member of Partners in Policymaking, the Autism Society, and the National Association of Social Workers.
Wheeler holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN with a major in Sociology/minor in Psychology and a Master’s in Social Work from Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN.
- College students on the autism spectrum
- Women in relationships with men on the autism spectrum
- Grief and loss for individuals on the autism spectrum
- Employment for individuals on the autism spectrum
- Moreno, S., Wheeler, M., & Parkinson, K. (2012). The partner’s guide to Asperger syndrome. Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
- Wheeler, M. (2017). After you receive the diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder: A resource for adolescents and adults who are newly diagnosed. Indiana University, Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, Indiana Resource Center for Autism.
- Wheeler, M. (2015). Training for Indiana’s first responders: Recognizing and responding appropriately to individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Indiana University, Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, Indiana Resource Center for Autism.
- Wheeler, M. (2014). Academic supports for college students with an autism spectrum disorder: An overview. The Reporter, 15(10). Indiana University, Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, Indiana Resource Center for Autism.