Individual and Family Support

Support from staff with personal experience in autism.

Our Area Support Coordinators are personally affected by autism (or are on the spectrum themselves) and have a solid foundation of what it is like to care for an individual with autism spectrum disorder. Our Area Support Coordinators live in the communities they serve across Indiana with a goal of knowing the services provided by Developmental Disability providers, Community Mental Health Centers, Schools, Hospitals, and State Agencies in their area. Our Area Support Coordinators take calls from families needing support, they conduct training for families, providers, and the general public within their community.  They dedicate time to focus on building partnerships with local providers.

Each of our Area Support Coordinators provides highly customized support and education to individuals affected by autism and ensure everyone whom they engage with have a committed partner in their lifelong journeys.

Utilizing a Person-Centered Planning approach, our Area Support Coordinators:

  • Provide one-on-one, peer-to-peer support to individuals and families in need of information, resources, referrals, and any other information related to autism;
  • Provide care coordination to families to identify areas of need and strategies for meeting identified needs;
  • Identify service gaps in each region and build direct relationships with providers and advocacy organizations to fill gaps;
  • Participate in district committees and task forces to understand statewide needs and provide input to meet those needs;
  • Deliver training to health care providers, therapists, and other service providers to increase their abilities to meet the needs of clients with autism;
  • Connect with local support groups or initiate new support groups in regions where existing groups don’t exist.

Training

In addition to the in-depth support offered to those affected by autism, Area Support Coordinators also provide help with individualized training at no cost.

 

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