Naomi Swiezy, Ph.D., HSPP
The HANDS in Autism® Interdisciplinary Training and Resource Center was founded in 2004 as an extension of outreach and training offered at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health and the IU School of Medicine. The vision of the HANDS in Autism® Center is to build local capacity through continuous learning and demonstrations of effective implementation of (1) evidence-based practices in supporting individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other neurodevelopmental and behavioral disorders across home, school, medical and other community settings and (2) regional community networks composed of same stakeholders bridging across systems and settings with a focus on shared responsibility for positive individual and family outcomes. Inherent in HANDS in Autism® practice and research is a focus on data-driven decision making, program evaluation and fidelity measurement in regards to effective implementation of identified best practices across settings.
- Consultations regarding effective and appropriate assessments, interventions and study participation regarding ASD and other developmental disabilities as related to the identified project
- Assistance in recruitment and/or evaluation efforts involving parents, schools, healthcare settings, and/or other community providers
- Use and/or development of various behavioral and educational measures to characterize the sample and/or measure treatment impacts of individuals (children through adults) with disabilities, and/or the caregivers and systems supporting them.
Behavioral and Educational Assessment and Intervention, Special Education, Behavioral Science, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Implementation Science
Tiffany Neal, Ph.D.
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