HANDS in Autism® is conducting an Assessment of Needs in ASD Resources and Services in the State of Indiana. The data collected serves to inform the State and best guide recommendations for policies, processes, services, and programming as it pertains to autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in Indiana.

We are looking for participants from Indiana who are impacted by ASD, including but not limited to individuals with ASD over 18 years of age, their family members and caregivers, education personnel, medical professionals, justice and public safety personnel, community providers and employers. Potential participants can participate in an online, anonymous survey. The needs assessment survey takes approximately 10-15 minutes to complete.

The HANDS in Autism® team and project coordinators will also be conducting telephone interviews and focus groups and/or web-based conference calls or live forums with individuals and/or interest groups from various regions of Indiana and beyond to gather additional information to contribute to a more complete gap analysis. All parts of this process are essential to collecting comprehensive feedback on the status of resources and services statewide. Your participation would be highly valued and all responses are strictly confidential.

If you are interested in participating or learning more, you may access the survey link or provide your contact information at links accessible at https://handsinautism.iupui.edu/research/.

For more information about this study or to request necessary accommodations to complete this survey, contact Drs. Naomi Swiezy and/or Tiffany Neal, coordinators of this project, at hands@iupui.edu or call 317-274-2675.

Conducted by the HANDS in Autism® Interdisciplinary Training and Resource Center, Department of Psychiatry, IU School of Medicine on behalf of the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA). Approved by the Indiana University IRB # 1402513020. Primary Investigator: Naomi Swiezy, PhD, HSPP

State of the State

Annual reports have been prepared to detail the State of the State and are publicly available.  These reports address the process of recruitment and data gathering efforts as well as the resulting outcomes and recommendations from analyses of the results of statewide participation of a wide diversity of community stakeholders.

  • Focus Groups
  • Individual Interviews

2015 Report | 2016 Report