IIACC September 2023 Meeting Summary

The September 2023 IIACC meeting covered various topics related to autism awareness, engagement, and innovative service implementation. The meeting was focused on Goal 5 (Successful Youth Transition to Adult Services, Work, and Independence) and Goal 6 (Adequate Equitable Access to Resources, Funding, Inclusive Community, and Basic Living Conditions to Meet Quality of Life Outcomes). We also walked through the IIACC Engagement and Autism Engagement Network (AEN) Updates, the presentation of the Driver of Innovative Service in Implementation (DISI) award, the New Star Services Innovative Pilot Project about creating a Shared Living Companion Model, and a discussion around the goals.

Indiana’s plan to improve conditions for those with autism has been outlined in the Indiana State Comprehensive Plan for Individuals with ASD. Learn more about the Indiana Comprehensive Plan.

June 2023 Meeting Summary

We had a great quarterly Indiana Interagency Autism Coordinating Council (IIACC) virtual meeting on June 1st, 2023. In this quarterly meeting, our community engagement approach gave us a chance to dive deep into goals 3 (Early and Continuous Screening) & 4 (Access to Diverse Services). During the session, several providers, caregivers, and individuals came together to discuss these goal areas and suggested some brilliant initiatives to move forward towards achieving these goals. Together we can support individuals with ASD in the state of Indiana and expand our knowledge base to equip ourselves with better resources to improve the services that are provided. 


Indiana’s plan to improve conditions for those with autism has been outlined in the Indiana State Comprehensive Plan for Individuals with ASD. Learn more about the Indiana Comprehensive Plan.

UPDATE: Comprehensive Plan

Based on the need for relevance and accessibility of the Comprehensive Plan shared by the community and IIACC members, a new Plan structure was developed in 2020-2021 with ongoing input from IIACC members. These modifications allow us to set foundation for future adaptations by reformatting the structure, organization towards greater simplicity, to allow for greater accessibility and use across all stakeholders and communities. The updated Comprehensive Plan structure reflects four main sections for each goal to improvement of navigation, reader friendliness, and ability to quickly find the needed information. All information has been tailored for simplified verbiage that is both accessible and relevant (see figure below).

Note: Background information is available on the website.

Learn more and download the plan

Navigating the Holiday Season: Tips

Photo of big family sit feast meals table around blessing roasted turkey eldest grandfather making slices hungry relatives waiting excited in living room indoors

The holiday season brings a lot of fun and opportunities to connect with families. However, it may also bring challenges due to schedule change, sensory overload, need to travel, and social engagement expectations.

Here is a list of resources to help you successfully navigate this holiday season!


Welcome to the Indiana INformation Network, a collaborative system of resources for individuals, families, and communities affected by autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

The INformation Network is driven by the shared community responsibility of supporting and caring for those with ASD, as well as their families, as represented in the Indiana Comprehensive State Plan for Individuals with ASD.

Learn more about this project by visiting About the Network page.

June 2022 Meeting Summary

On June 2022, we welcomed long-term and new IIACC members at the IIACC Quarterly Meeting!

We had a lot of discussions, great insights, and challenging questions based on the agenda:

  • Review and updates of new materials and additions based on the feedback we received during the March 2022 meeting
  • Adaptation of the language of the Comprehensive Plan to make it widely accessible
  • Updates based on the Comprehensive Plan trajectories identified in March
  • Great discussions on the new trajectories for Comprehensive Plan goals and action items

Here are some meeting highlights:

To review the meeting materials and add your notes to the work documents, please review the materials below. We will incorporate your additions into the upcoming meeting materials.