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Engage with a Local Community Cadre (LCC) in Your Area!

HANDS in Autism® Local Community Cadres are Evolving . . . And We Need Your Help in the Evolution!

HANDS in Autism® Local Community Cadres (LCCs) are a statewide initiative that unite individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), their family members, providers and communities who are committed to informing and impacting the quality of life for individuals with ASD across the lifespan. Joint efforts in networking, collaboration, innovation, dissemination, training and education lead to improved local supports and opportunities.

Thank you for your interest in engaging in your regional LCC. The information you provide us in this short survey regarding the state of ASD in your community will be used in the Regional Autism LCC Summits to assist Indiana in enriching, and realigning the LCC work with other local and statewide ASD initiatives.

Thanks again for your interest in a Local Community Cadre (LCC). As we expand efforts in building local engagement and capacity in providing support for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their families, we would like to learn more about you and your interest in involvement. Your responses will assist us in determining activities and locations needed to best meet community-specific needs. 

1. How familiar are you with the concept of a Local Community Cadre (LCC)?
2. Why are you interested in a Local Community Cadre? (select all that apply):
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Opportunity to collaborate and network with a range of stakeholders (e.g., professionals, families) in my area.
Opportunity to learn and share about best practices and innovations occurring within my community.
Opportunity to access and help inform and develop resources important in community and the surrounding region.
Opportunity to help inform as well as access training and professional development.
Focus on issues specifically related to autism spectrum disorder and related developmental disabilities in my community.
Appreciation of the number of varied options and levels of involvement for community stakeholders that make it easier for me to participate in an LCC.
Focus of efforts driven by the needs of the local community and informed by LCC members of that community.
3. How familiar are you with local ASD resources and training opportunities available in your area?
5. If we initiated/expanded the Local Community Cadre in your area, how involved would you expect to be? (check all that apply) 
Select counties as applicable for each of the categories below:
7. How far would you be willing to travel for in person meetings and/or events? 
9. What types of activities would you like to see accomplished by your LCC (check all that  apply):
11. Do you participate in other initiatives and support groups dedicated to supporting individuals with ASD and related developmental disabilities?
12. Please enter the following information about yourself: 
We will send updates about LCCs and upcoming related activities to the email address you provide. You can unsubscribe at any time.  *This question is required.
13. What are your role(s) in relation to individuals with ASD?
How would you describe your family role?
How would you describe your educational role?
How would you describe your medical role?
How would you describe your justice system or first-responder role?
How would you describe your community role?
14. How did you hear about this survey? 
15. If you know any of your friends or colleagues who you believe could be interested in participating in an LCC, please enter their name and email address below to forward them an automatic invitation to complete the survey. 
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