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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!

    Pennsylvania's leading source of autism resources just got better. Save time and organize information from Pennsylvania's leading source of autism resources.

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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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ASERT Launches Infographics

posted: Jul 22, 2014

The Autism Services, Education, Resources, & Training Collaborative (ASERT) announces the launch of a series of information graphics, or infographics, that highlight findings from the Pennsylvania Autism Needs Assessment and Pennsylvania Autism Census. These infographics will provide Pennsylvania specific information about a variety of topics important to individuals with autism, caregivers and loved ones, professionals, decision makers, and community members. The first infographic, titled Service Utilization Among School Age Children, was released on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 and highlights how the type of insurance children with autism have can influence the services they receive.  read more

Input Sought for Balancing Incentive Program (BIP)

posted: Jul 21, 2014

The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare and Department of Aging conducted a conference call to provide an overview of Pennsylvania’s approved application to CMS regarding the Balancing Incentive Program (BIP). The BIP is an important program to assist Pennsylvania to continue to provide long term community supports and services to persons with disabilities and Older Pennsylvanians. The call took place on July 9th and attached for your review is the power point that was shared during the call. If you were unable to participate in the call, a recording of the call is available by using the link below. As discussed on the conference call, the Department of Aging is asking individuals to complete a brief survey on how to improve the understanding and access to Medicaid long term supports and services. The survey will remain open until July 25th. You can access the survey by clicking on the link below. Any question you have on the BIP presentation or how to access the survey can be sent to RA-PWBIP@pa.gov. Please only use this email for questions on the presentation or how to access the survey. Input and recommendations on BIP activities should be included in your survey and any recommendations submitted to the email account will not be able to be considered in the survey compilation.  read more

Transition Discoveries Focus Group Seeks Participants

posted: Jul 08, 2014

Make a difference by sharing your stories in a focus group. The first in a series of focus groups hosted by Temple University Institute on Disabilities, The George Washington University, and Pennsylvania Youth Leadership Network will be held in Allentown, PA on August 23, 2014. The purpose of the 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 the event, two separate groups will be available, one for youth with disabilities, and one for family members. WHO IS INVITED TO APPLY? • Family members of youth with disabilities (ages 14-24) • Youth with disabilities (ages 14-24) • Selection to participate based on cross-disability, cultural diversity, and statewide representation Click the link below for more information.  read more