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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.

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.

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    Introducing Profiles!

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  • Autism Resources

    Autism Resources

    The resources on this site are designed to provide relevant and helpful information for individuals with autism as well as their family members, caregivers, members of their communities, and professionals that support them.

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  • Autism Training

    Autism Training

    From single session workshops to conferences and webinars, the training database located in the autism training section of PAautism.org lists training opportunities across Pennsylvania.

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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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ASERT Spotlight

Feedback Requested! ASERT Training Needs Survey

ASERT and the Bureau of Autism Services are working to develop future training opportunities for individuals with autism and the people and providers who support them. If you are an individual with autism or a spouse, sibling, parent, roommate, significant other, or friend to someone with autism, please participate in the ASERT Training Needs Survey.

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Ways to Use This Website

  • 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.

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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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PA Autism Census Update Highlights Dramatic Increase in Numbers

posted: Nov 13, 2014

The Autism Services, Education, Resources & Training Collaborative (ASERT) is pleased to announce the release of the Pennsylvania Autism Census Update. The original Pennsylvania Autism Census released in 2009 identified almost 20,000 individuals with autism receiving services across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The 2014 Pennsylvania Autism Census Update now estimates that there are over 55,000 children and adults with autism receiving services, which is almost triple the number initially identified. The study found that the number of individuals with autism receiving services in all age groups has increased tremendously since the original census study was released. It also found that adults with autism receiving services were the fastest growing group in Pennsylvania. This dramatic upward trend is expected to continue.   read more

Videos about Pennsylvania’s Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) and Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) are now available!

posted: Nov 03, 2014

The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP), Bureau of Autism Services (BAS) is pleased to offer two videos that provide information about Pennsylvania’s Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) and Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP). The Programs for Adults with Autism video provides a brief overview of the key features of two programs in Pennsylvania that are specifically designed for adults 21 and older with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). This 20 minute video provides general information about program features, services, eligibility criteria, and the application process. The How to Apply for the Adult Autism Waiver video provides a detailed walk-through of the application process for Pennsylvania’s Adult Autism Waiver (AAW). This 23 minute video describes the process from the time an application is requested through enrollment. A supplemental handout with specific timeframes is posted along with the video as an additional resource. Both videos are closed-captioned in English and Spanish.  read more

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