Indiana Parent/Family 2021 ASD Needs Assessment Survey


The Indiana Resource Center for Autism is state mandated to conduct needs assessment surveys. Information from previous surveys have been used to better understand the status of services in Indiana and to identify additional support and funding needs. Information has also been used to inform policy makers. As such, we have formed the Indiana Autism Policy Group to develop this survey, analyze the results, and to develop a report that will be distributed widely. Members of the Indiana Autism Policy Group represent the Autism Society of Indiana, Arc of Indiana, Riley Child Development Center, Easterseals Crossroads, and faculty from Purdue University, Ball State University, and Indiana University. Participation is voluntary. All information will be kept confidential and presents no risk to those completing the form. We simply need your input. Thank you in advance for helping us gather this information. Please do not hesitate to email Dr. Cathy Pratt directly at prattc@indiana.edu with any questions.

 

Click to begin survey

About Our Center

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.

 

Learn About Autism

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.

Learn about autism

Resources

Our website has useful information and resources including visual supports, diagnosis guides, roadmaps to state services, summer camps, recorded family support webinars and more. 

View our resources

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

Trainings and Workshops

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. 

Family Support Webinars

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.

Browse topics and register

Comprehensive Programming for Students Across the Autism Spectrum 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.

Learn more and register

Workshops by IRCA Guest Speakers

  • Dr. Brenda Smith Myles
    Topics: Executive Functioning and Self-Regulation
  • Dr. Kathleen Quill, SLP, BCBA-D
    Topics: Developing Functional Communication in Students with Moderate and Severe Autism Spectrum Disorders and Repetitive and Restrictive Behaviors in Autism

Learn more and register

Support Our Work

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!

Support our work