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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

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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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 Developmental Disabilities Council NEW Grassroots Grants Program

posted: Dec 12, 2014

The PA Developmental Disabilities Council (DDC) invites you to apply for funding from its Grassroots Grants Program. These grants encourage new ideas which DDC can use in future activities and are intended either to build on work DDC has already done in new places and new circumstances, or “grow” ideas which may lead to larger, statewide, grants in the future. Before making your application you are invited to a Question and Answer conversation with Council staff where you will have an opportunity to present your ideas and get feedback from the Council and fellow applicants. These meetings are intended to help you develop your ideas and test them out against the Council’s knowledge of its past interests and funding decisions.   read more

December Events in Pennsylvania

posted: Dec 03, 2014

If you and your families celebrate Christmas, check out these sensory-friendly holiday events from across the state. If you don’t celebrate Christmas, contact the Resource Center at 877-231-4244 or info@PAautism.org for help finding holiday events that might work for you or to help identify tools to navigate celebrations of any kind. ASERT would like to connect individuals and families of all faiths and beliefs to events in their area that provide a supportive environment for individuals with autism of all ages. Please advise us of events that you know are happening during the holiday season and throughout the year. You can reach us at 877-231-4244 or info@PAautism.org.   read more

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

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