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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.

Tips for Driving

Summer is often a popular time for teens to learn how to drive.  A study highlighted in Autism explores autism and driving.  The study found that, on average, adults with autism earn their driver's licenses at later ages, drive less frequently, and put more restrictions on their driving. 

Teaching someone to drive and learning how to drive can be hard.  Having accessible resources for both is always helpful.  Below is a list of resources and tips for learning to drive this summer!

Resources & Tips

  • The National Aging and Disability Transportation Center offers safe driving tips and alternative transportation options. 
  • Local Intermediate Units (IUs) may offer transportation and mobility instruction that can be included in an individual's Individualized Education Plan (IEP). 
  • Adaptive Driving Instruction may be found through the physical rehabilitation departments of medical facilities. Adaptive driving programs address physical and neurological impairments that may affect the safe operation of motor vehicles. 
  • The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia offers a comprehensive checklist of questions to consider when determining driving readiness. 
  • ParentPals.com offers instructions on teaching a person with autism to drive and suggests additional resources that are needed. 



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