Our Lifespan Approach

The Institute’s research to practice initiatives support the advancement of applied research, evaluation, and public policy; outreach that is community oriented and statewide; technical assistance activities that are collaborative, systematic, and results driven; and educational preparation that supports the pre-service and in-service training of professionals to become leaders in the field.

Below are vignettes that feature some of our center work across the lifespan.

Upcoming Early Childhood Events

There are no events at this time.

Upcoming School-Age Events

Benefits Information Network: BIN Basic Training

Wednesday, August 7, 2024—Friday, October 18, 2024

Starts at 9 a.m.



Teaches Indiana professionals about work incentives and federal and state benefits. Graduates form a cadre of statewide BIN liaisons advising people with disabilities and their families.

Monday, August 5, 2024—Friday, October 11, 2024

Starts at 9:30 a.m.



Benefits information information and updates. For professionals certified through BIN Basic Training for at least 2 years. Now online! Course runs August 5 to October 11.

Upcoming Young Adulthood Events

National Learning Academy—Anxiety Disorders

Tuesday, June 25, 2024

All day

This course examines the types, risk factors, symptoms, and treatment options for anxiety disorders and how you can help people with anxiety disorders to reach their vocational goals.

National Learning Academy—Substance Use Disorders

Tuesday, June 25, 2024

All day

This course describes commonly misused substances and their specific effects on the brain and other body organs as well as their impact on society. We discuss current best practices for treatment.

National Learning Academy—Trauma-Informed Care

Tuesday, June 25, 2024

All day

This course identifies the basic elements of trauma-informed care and how it impacts success. We define trauma and trauma-informed care and review the history of trauma-informed care.