Join us for the inaugural IRCA Virtual Autism Conference
IRCA staff respond with accurate, evidence-based, and timely information to meet the needs of individuals across the autism spectrum and across the lifespan, their families, and the professionals who support them. We have a multidisciplinary staff who come from a variety of backgrounds including education, speech-language pathology, social work, psychology, special education administration, applied behavior analysis, early childhood education, and family members of those on the spectrum.
No matter where you are in your journey from diagnosis through adulthood, our resources are here to help you navigate options related to an autism spectrum disorder.
Our website has useful information and resources including visual supports, diagnosis guides, roadmaps to state services, summer camps, recorded family support webinars and more.
The Center for Health Equity has compiled a resources list for people with disabilities and their caregivers to help them navigate and understand the COVID-19 vaccines and the process of receiving them. The list includes 1) websites to accessible documents; 2) videos in ASL; 3) information on activities you can do after being vaccinated; 4) documents explaining what the vaccines are; and 5) links to schedule vaccinations.
I feel much more prepared to work with students with autism since completing the training with IRCA. I learned practical and effective techniques that are easy to implement. I no longer feel apprehensive about working with students who have been identified with autism.Second Grade General Education Teacher
Due to our desire to keep our staff and those we train safe, and to expand access to our trainings and workshops to even more people, all of our offerings are now available online. Certificates of Attendance are available for Professional Growth Points upon course completion. Type II BCBA credits available for some courses.
Drawing on expertise from across the state, Indiana Resource Center for Autism is hosting free family webinars throughout the school year. Our presenters will cover topics that families have brought to us as the areas they need the most help in.
Evidence based and learning strategies for students with ASD is the focus of this training series. This training offers a series of 7 courses with topics related to developing comprehensive programming for students across the autism spectrum and across grade levels. The training series can be purchased as a package of 7 courses or courses can be purchased individually.
During the summer we will host a special summer series in collaboration with Gordon Homes and Liz Homes. Topics for the free special summer series include: Government Programs and Benefits, ABLE Accounts & Guardianship, and Special Needs Trusts.
In this list, we have documented not only those who diagnose, assess, and/or treat an autism spectrum disorder but also provide options for those who have or are suspected of having a mental illness.
Booklets to help families, adults and teens navigate systems after receiving a diagnosis of an autism spectrum disorder.
This article presents strategies that may help when interacting with and supporting someone with co-occurring mental health and ASD as more individuals are being diagnosed, some with complex challenges/multiple disabilities, and others who live increasingly complicated lives.
By donating to the Indiana Resource Center for Autism, you will directly support our efforts in training teachers and school administrators, supporting families of children with autism, supporting students with autism in school groups, and more!
Director: Cathy Pratt, Ph.D., BCBA-D
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