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The ASERT Resource Center serves as Pennsylvania’s leading source for up-to-date and accurate information and resources for individuals with autism, their families, the community and the professionals who support them. Contact the ASERT resource center to speak with a resource specialist who can help you learn how to discover and access resources in Pennsylvania. The resource center is open Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

When should I contact the Resource Center?

If you have additional questions about information you found on PAautism.org or would like to invite an outreach specialist to attend an event, conference, or support group, someone at the resource center can assist you.

Be sure to visit the following pages below here on PAautism.org to find helpful information. If you still have additional questions, contact the Resource Center.

By phone
M-F 8:00am to 5:00pm EST
1-877-231-4244

Are you located outside of Pennsylvania?
The ASERT resource center is focused on specific resources in Pennsylvania. If you are in another state, the resources specialists will not be able to help you. Please visit the resources section of PAautism.org, as some of the online resources may be applicable to residents of other states.

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    In 2005, the Bureau of Autism Services within the PA Department of Human Services commissioned an administrative census of the number of individuals with autism receiving services in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Autism Census found almost 20,000 Pennsylvanians with autism receiving services.

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  • What is ASERT?

    What is ASERT?

    The ASERT collaborative is a partnership of medical centers, centers of autism research and services, universities and other providers of services involved in the treatment and care of individuals of all ages with autism and their families.

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PA Autism Census Update Highlights Dramatic Increase in Numbers

In 2005, the Bureau of Autism Services within the PA Department of Human Services commissioned an administrative census of the number of individuals with autism receiving services in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Autism Census found almost 20,000 Pennsylvanians with autism receiving services. The Pennsylvania Autism Census Update used new data from 2011 and found that this number increased to over 55,000 children, adolescents, and adults. Visit the link below to learn more about the updated PA Autism Census, and find data for individual counties using the interactive map.

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  • What is ASERT?

    What is ASERT?

    ASERT, the Autism Services, Education, Resources and Training Collaborative, brings together resources locally, regionally, and statewide.

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    Autism in PA

    Learn about initiatives of the PA Bureau of Autism Services ASERT Collaborative and how their partnership improves the lives of Pennsylvanians with autism.

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    Locate relevant and helpful information for individuals with autism as well as their family members, caregivers, community members, and professionals that support them. Link: autism?

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DHS Announces that ODP’s Consolidated, P/FDS and Adult Autism Waiver Amendments and AccompanyingTransition Plans Submitted to CMS

posted: Apr 20, 2015

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) announces that the Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) has submitted amendments to the Consolidated, Person/Family Directed Support (P/FDS), and Adult Autism Waivers to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). These amendments contain Home and Community-Based Settings Transition Plans that have been revised based upon public comments received.  read more

DHS Announcement: Risk Mitigation Training

posted: Apr 17, 2015

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services announces the availability of a two-part webcast course in professional development, Risk Management Roles for Administrative Entities & Providers. The Risk Management Roles for Administrative Entities & Providers course is a two-part webcast series that is an extension of the SC Role in Mitigating Risk training. The training focuses on the role played by the County, Administrative Entity and Service Providers in risk management; and their shared responsibilities with the Supports Coordinator to recognize and mitigate risk. The lessons promote a common understanding of the critical importance in identifying and mitigating risk for the people we support. This webcast is being made available as Professional Development in preparation for additional planned face-to-face training on Incident and Risk Management for all audiences that is targeted for later this year.  read more

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