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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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  • 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

Pennsylvania Support Groups

Did you know that ASERT keeps a list of support groups in Pennsylvania? If you are looking to connect with others in the autism community, a support group might be the right place to start. Click the link below for a list of groups ASERT is currently aware of. If you are already a member of a group, consider inviting ASERT to present at one of your upcoming meetings. Contact us at info@PAautism.org!

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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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Transition Discoveries Focus Groups Seek Participants - New locations announced!

posted: Aug 22, 2014

Make a difference by sharing your stories in a focus group. Temple University Institute on Disabilities, The George Washington University, and Pennsylvania Youth Leadership Network are hosting focus groups in various locations across Pennsylvania. The purpose of these groups is to give youth with disabilities ages 14-24 and their families the opportunity to provide feedback about their experiences planning for life after high school. The groups are funded by the PA Developmental Disabilities Council. During each event, two separate groups will be available, one for youth with disabilities, and one for family members.   read more

Pennsylvania’s Proposed Statewide HCBS Transition Plan Available for Public Comment

posted: Aug 18, 2014

The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare is making available for public review and comment Pennsylvania’s proposed statewide transition plan for Home and Community-Based Settings. The document below provides instructions to access Pennsylvania's proposed statewide transition plan for the ten 1915(c) Medicaid HCBS waivers. It also provides instructions for how to submit comments.  read more

My Life, My Way and Life Sharing - Self Advocates Needed to Share Their Stories!

posted: Aug 15, 2014

Self Advocates United as 1, as part of the PA Training Partnership’s Creative Options Forums, will be hosting panels of self advocates to talk about how they live their lives. They are looking for people to share about their lives at these sessions! My Life, My Way – Self Advocates United as 1 is seeking a few self advocates (people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities) who are living a life based on what they want, not on the services available to them. Do you know someone who 1) Lives in his/her own home or apartment, with or without supports? 2) Is married? 3) Has a job in the community? 4) Is raising his/her child?  read more