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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.

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If you have additional questions about information you found on 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 to find helpful information. If you still have additional questions, contact the Resource Center.

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M-F 8:00am to 5:00pm EST

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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, as some of the online resources may be applicable to residents of other states.


ODP Waiver Renewals Update (Rescheduled)

The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) Waiver Renewals Update

The Consolidated and Person/Family Directed Supports waivers are scheduled to be renewed effective July 1, 2017.  Some of the proposed changes are specific to services for individuals with autism, and input from individuals with autism and their families about these changes during the comment period will be highly valued.
The waiver changes are based on years of dialogue with people who receive services, their family members, advocates, providers, support coordinators, Administrative Entities and other stakeholders, as well as analysis of data.  ODP reached out to a variety of stakeholders starting in 2013 with ODP Futures Planning. ODP also held ten in-person public forums and two webinars in the fall of 2015 to solicit public input on the waivers.  The need to articulate common values was identified, leading to new Everyday Lives value statements from individuals and families.  The Information Sharing and Advisory Committee (ISAC) made 13 recommendations for system change based on these values. In addition, ODP reviewed multiple data sources indicating anticipated demand for services for people with intellectual disability (ID) and/or autism spectrum disorder (ASD).


Preview of the Proposed Changes to the Consolidated and Person/Family Directed Support (P/FDS) Waivers


Friday, March 17 from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.


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