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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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    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?

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

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Autism for African American Families Video Screening Events

posted: May 28, 2015

The Philadelphia Autism Project and the ASERT Collaborative Eastern Region are hosting community screening events for videos about understanding autism. The first screening event for the video, Autism (and Developmental Delays) for Asian Families, was held at the Independence Library Branch in Philadelphia on Saturday, April 25th. The film was shown in English and Chinese. Two additional events are being held to premiere a new video series, titled “Autism for African-American Families, Parts 1 & 2. The premiere of the video series will take place on Saturday, May 30th, 2015 at 1pm at the Widener Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia. A second event will be held on Saturday, June 13th, 2015 at 1pm at the Blackwell West Regional Library. View the trailer for this video using the link below. These FREE events will feature education and healthcare resources for families with children with special needs. Parents and families are invited to attend and to bring their children. Providers are also encouraged to come and share resources with the community. Additional video screening events at other library locations throughout Philadelphia are scheduled for the coming months.  read more

Philadelphia Autism Project Seed Money Award Recipients Announced

posted: May 15, 2015

The Philadelphia Autism Project and the Autism Services, Education, Resources and Training Collaborative (ASERT) Eastern Region released seed money to address their goal of impacting underserved and underrepresented populations living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the city of Philadelphia by engaging individuals, groups, faith-based or grassroots organizations. Programs were funded from throughout the city with activities that span a variety of areas including raising awareness, providing education and support, piloting modifications to a diagnostic screening tool, and new program development within existing community organizations.  read more

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