As a university-based program, a primary responsibility of the Indiana Resource Center for Autism staff is to conduct research. Strategies and policies that enhance the quality of life for individuals within the autism spectrum are a primary focus of research.
Current research efforts include:
- Survey research on the impact of the Bring Change to Mind clubs in Indiana.
- Survey research on the impact of the social skills project using the UCLA Peers model.
Every three years, the IRCA conducts a Needs Assessment survey to gather data from families and/or professionals about the status of programs and supports related to individuals across the autism spectrum. IRCA completed gathering data from the most recent survey on 6/30/21. A summary of the results will be disseminated via the Reporter E-Newsletter in the near future.
For more information regarding IRCA research projects, please contact Dr. Cathy Pratt, BCBA-D at (812) 855-6508 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.