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.
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
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.
Who We Serve
The staff of Indiana Resource Center for Autism (IRCA) are actively engaged in work that leads to improved outcomes for individuals with ASD and their families. The work of IRCA covers a wide range of activities focused on providing Indiana professionals, family members, community members, individuals on the autism spectrum, and others who are interested with the knowledge and skills to support children and adults in typical early intervention, school, community, work, post-secondary and home settings.
What We Do
The overall goals of the IRCA are to conduct outreach training and consultations, engage in research, and develop and disseminate information on behalf of individuals across the autism spectrum. The IRCA’s efforts focus on providing communities, organizations, agencies, and families with the knowledge and skills to support children and adults, of all ages, in typical early intervention, school, community, work, and home settings. We are university-based and part of Indiana University’s Indiana Institute on Disability and Community.
Through our website, you can find useful information and resources, including visual supports, booklets on diagnoses, roadmaps to state services, information on summer camps, and more. You can also learn about workshops with state and national speakers on topics such as social skills, communication, anxiety, education strategies, mental health, and transitioning to adulthood. Our email newsletter, The Reporter, is available at no charge and provides information about our resources as they are published.
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Developed in 2018 through an initiative funded by AWS Foundation, FINDER gives people living with disabilities 24/7 access to a comprehensive range of community resources designed to improve their quality of life.
Service providers, community advocates and medical professionals regularly contribute to FINDER, keeping the information current, relevant and practical.
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