IIACC-Developed Resources

Autism Screening

On Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, the CDC shared that according to new findings 1 in 44 children, or 2.3%, are on the autism spectrum.

We can’t say for sure what is behind the increase in prevalence. But it may be due to the way children are identified, diagnosed and served in their communities, as well as continued reductions in racial or socioeconomic disparities.” ~Matt Maenner, an epidemiologist at the CDC’s National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities

We at the IIACC developed a couple of resources to help with screening and educating families and communities:

 

Resources for Medical Professional

Disability Awareness Facts for Social Media 

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IIACC and Autism Facts for Social Media

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About IIACC: Think Big – Make Change

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This handout explains the mission and vision of IIACC and its place within the State of Indiana. DOWNLOAD

Indiana Autism Needs Assessment: Cultural Competence/Responsiveness

Culture

This handout discusses the definition of cultural competence, as well as nation- and statewide disparities. DOWNLOAD

Indiana Autism Needs Assessment: Justice and Autism

Justice

This handout discusses highlights presented by the Department of Justice, as well as results from the Indiana Needs Assessment Survey about the state-wide disparities. DOWNLOAD

Indiana Autism Needs Assessment: Transition to Adulthood

Transition to Adulthood InfoHandout

This handout discusses the issues and challenges of transition based on nation- and statewide data. DOWNLOAD

December 2018 IIACC Meeting

For the last meeting of the year of the Indiana Interagency Autism Coordinating Council, we gathered to discuss the progress made in 2018 as well as goals for the coming year. We want to thank everyone who generously shared their time this year in an effort to accomplish the goals set for in the Indiana Comprehensive State Plan for Autism. Below is a summary of the discussion points from the meeting as well as links to referenced documents and resources. 

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September 2018 IIACC Meeting

The third IIACC meeting of the year was a demonstration of Professional Learning Communities in action. After a brief reminder of notes from the May meeting, facilitators led sub-groups  through the process of organizing toward a learning goal in order to produce a final project. These “speed PLCs” were meant to introduce the concept more fully to IIACC members to gear up for their full implementation as a tool of the IIACC.

Lastly, we viewed the following video as a group to better explain the purpose and function of PLCs.

If you would like to review further notes and materials from the meeting, you can find them here on the Padlet

To express interest in being a part of the inaugural PLC related to the justice system and its intersection with the ASD and disabilities community, fill out the form here.

Professional Learning Community

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A professional learning community (PLC) is a network of groups that enable sharing and integration of diverse knowledge, experiences, perspectives, attitudes and practices.  This networking enhances creative thinking, resource development and sharing, idea generation, and program improvement. Shared passion, interest, understanding and work towards common goals fosters greater inclusion, diversity, and capacity for implementation than working in isolation.

 

While members will all bring varying levels of knowledge and experience, the value of the PLC is a safe learning environment, thriving on diversity and inclusion, in which all contribute, grow and learn. In a productive PLC, members share common interests, engage in joint activities and discussions, and exchange, critically evaluate and reflect on information.  They further develop and share resources to support and act on shared goals by developing new knowledge and tools for building capacity through dissemination and implementation leading to meaningful outcomes and progress.

PLCs are flexible, dynamic, and inclusive. They embrace learning. As a result they can create a change within an organization or larger community through:

  • New opportunities through sharing and valuing multiple perspectives
  • New solutions as a result of the inclusive environment that fosters inquiry, innovation and knowledge generation
  • Ongoing support of members to help develop capacity, innovation, risk taking, and community transformation as well as connect people, ideas, and actions towards meaningful progress and outcomes for individuals and families.

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Access Community Site

To access the Community Site:

  1. Submit the request to join (above)
  2. Create an IU guest account at https://ams.iu.edu/guests/GuestHome.aspx
  3. Send an email to hands@iupui.edu with the email address used for the account.
  4. Once added to the site, you will receive an automatic email invitation

Community Norms

We operate around the following governance principles:

  • participation
  • transparency
  • responsiveness
  • consensus orientation
  • equity and inclusiveness
  • effectiveness and efficiency
  • accountability, and
  • rules of engagement.

As part of the PLC:

  • Be open to all with an interest and who abide by community norms
  • Encourage the ongoing education of members and the deepening of expertise among members