The National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders

     The National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders is a multi-university center to promote the use of evidence-based practice for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders.
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    HANDS in Autism ® Interdisciplinary Training Resource Center Training

    HANDS in Autism® was founded in 2004 to extend the outreach and training offered by the Christian Sarkine Autism Treatment Center at Riley Hospital at IU Health and 

    the IU School of Medicine.   The Center provides innovative, research-based, and practical training and technical support to school staff, medical and service providers, primary caregivers, and individuals on the autism spectrum within Indiana and globally based on the HANDS training model. This model is founded on the belief that training should focus on: individual strengths; comprehensive training; data driven decision making; blended evidence-based intervention strategies; and hands-on practice, coaching and mentoring with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder as well as a range of other individuals with diverse strengths and challenges in their natural settings. HANDS offers complementary resources and negotiates a range of service contracts to suit consumer needs.
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    Indiana Resource Center for Autism Events

     The Indiana Resource Center for Autism at Indiana University's Indiana Institute on Disability and Community is pleased to announce numerous training opportunities for the 2013-2014 school year. Details of workshop and training opportunities are distributed through the IRCA E-Newsletter, the Reporter.

    Autism Internet Modules

    What are the Autism Internet Modules (AIM)?
    AIM is designed to provide high-quality information and professional development for anyone who supports, instructs, works with, or lives with someone with autism. AIM modules are available at no cost. Each module guides you through case studies, instructional videos, pre- and post-assessments, a glossary, and much more. 
    Current Modules (45)
    • Antecedent-Based Interventions (ABI)
    • ASD-4-EI: What Early Interventionists Should Know
    • Assessment for Identification
    • Autism and Medication
    • Autism and the Biopsychosocial Model: Body, Mind, and Community
    • Cognitive Differences
    • Comprehensive Program Planning for Individuals With Autism Spectrum Disorders
    • Computer-Aided Instruction
    • Customized Employment
    • Differential Reinforcement
    • Discrete Trial Training
    • Extinction
    • Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA)
    • Functional Communication Training
    • Home Base
    • Language and Communication
    • Naturalistic Intervention
    • Overview of Social Skills Functioning and Programming
    • Parent-Implemented Intervention
    • Peer-Mediated Instruction and Intervention (PMII)
    • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
    • Pivotal Response Training (PRT)
    • Preparing Individuals for Employment
    • Prompting
    • Reinforcement
    • Response Interruption/Redirection
    • Restricted Patterns of Behavior, Interests, and Activities
    • Rules and Routines
    • Screening Across the Lifespan for Autism Spectrum Disorders
    • Self-Management
    • Sensory Differences
    • Social Narratives
    • Social Skills Groups
    • Social Supports for Transition-Aged Individuals
    • Speech Generating Devices (SGD)
    • Structured Teaching
    • Structured Work Systems and Activity Organization
    • Supporting Successful Completion of Homework
    • Task Analysis
    • The Employee with Autism
    • The Incredible 5-Point Scale
    • Time Delay
    • Transitioning Between Activities
    • Video Modeling
    • Visual Supports