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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.

When should I contact the Resource Center?

If you have additional questions about information you found on 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 to find helpful information. If you still have additional questions, contact the Resource Center.

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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, as some of the online resources may be applicable to residents of other states.

  • Resource Collections

    Resource Collections contains a vast number of resources across a wide range of topics. To make these resources easier to navigate and find, we have created Resource Collections based on some of the most popular and frequently requested topics.

    Check it out here!

  • Support Professional Resources

    Support Professional Resources

    As direct support professionals working with individuals with autism on a daily basis, you may be working to address a variety of concerns. This resource collection was created with the goal of providing accessible training and content.

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  • Free CME/CE Courses!

    Free CME/CE Courses!

    Are you a teacher, doctor, nurse, social worker, or other professional? Check out our psychopharmacology eLearning courses!

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    This guide houses trainings for professionals, individuals and family members.

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  • #ASDNext Initiative

    #ASDNext Initiative

    Getting ready to face the world after high school can be a scary and sometimes overwhelming process. Thats where #ASDNext comes in! #ASDNext is a place to connect and interact with others through our website and social media accounts. Connect with us now!

    connect now

A website for Pennsylvanians with autism, their families, communities, and the providers who support them.

A Pennsylvania Bureau of Autism Services initiative. is designed to bring together existing resources for families, providers, and self-advocates, and allow them to access a broad array of information to help meet the needs of those living with or serving people with autism.

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

    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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  • Autism Community

    Autism Community

    Stay connected with ASERT to learn about new information and resources as soon as they become available.

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  • Autism Resources

    Autism Resources

    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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  • Autism Training

    Autism Training

    Single training sessions, conferences, and webinars offered by the Bureau of Autism Services, ASERT leadership, service providers, medical facilities and more.

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  • Autism Events

    Autism Events

    Find out where ASERT will be and learn about special events in your area.

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  • Autism News

    Autism News

    Stay up to date on projects from ASERT and the Bureau of Autism Services as well as other Pennsylvania-focused autism news.

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I’ve Connected All of These Pieces to You: CAPS Story Project

posted: Aug 14, 2019

The Community Autism Peer Specialist (CAPS) training pairs an individual with autism who has completed a peer support training program with other individuals with autism to achieve personal wellness and community integration goals. See what one specialist-in-training wrote for her story project!  read more

New ODP Communication Notification Feature for MyODP Users

posted: Jul 01, 2019

ODP is pleased to announce the implementation of an ODP communication notification feature for all MyODP registered users. Users will begin receiving web and email notifications for all ODP communications that are added to the MyODP Communications page.  read more

No Kid Hungry- Free Summer Meals

posted: Jun 10, 2019

If you have a school-aged student in need of breakfast and lunch this summer (or know of someone who does), simply text “FOOD” to 877877 and receive a message back with a location closest to where they can get free summer meals. Even if you aren't in need, someone else's kids are. No child deserves to go hungry, ever.  read more

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