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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 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
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.

           
  • Resource Collections

    Resource Collections

    PAautism.org 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!

  • Find a Support Group Near You!

    Find a Support Group Near You!

    Support and self-advocacy groups are one way for individuals and families to stay connected to each other, and ASERT is pleased to provide information to help you locate an active group in your region. There are many different types of groups for individuals, parents, and siblings currently operating in Pennsylvania. Use the mapdropdown below to find the in-person and online groups, organized by county.

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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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  • LANTERN: Lifespan Autism iNstruction, Training, Education, and Resource Navigation

    LANTERN: Lifespan Autism iNstruction, Training, Education, and Resource Navigation

    Guide of online trainings and resources accessible through the MyODP Training Platform (www.myodp.org) and the ASERT website (www.paautism.org). This guide houses trainings for professionals, individuals and family members.

    Learn More!

  • #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!

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

A Pennsylvania Bureau of Autism Services initiative.

PAautism.org 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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AUTISM NEWS UPDATES
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Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) Public Comment Opportunity

posted: Jul 10, 2018

The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) is pleased to announce the opportunity for public comment on proposed changes to the Consolidated, P/FDS and Community Living Waivers. These changes (referred to as waiver amendments) are anticipated to be effective on November 1, 2018. As part of this process, ODP is seeking your valuable feedback and comments on the proposed waiver amendments.  read more

Finding Summer Activities

posted: May 30, 2018

The summer is a great time for adults, not just kids, to get involved with new activities and attend different events in your area.  read more

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