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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 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.

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

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


OVR Updated Process

OVR has introduced a new, streamlined process to request pre-employment transition services (PETS) for your students!

1. Gather releases of information from parents to allow students with disabilities ages 14-21 to participate in PETS (One release can be used from ages 14-21, below is a Sample PETS Release).
2. Group Services are the foundation of success.  OVR suggest all students 14-21 years prior to graduation begin with group services: Complete the Group Request Form and Matrix below.
3. Individual services for students graduating in the next 2 years: Complete online OVR pre-application below with students (if you need help, see 1 Page Pre-Application Handout or Detailed OVR Pre-Application Instructions below). Develop Individual Student Request List (below).
4. Send completed documents to your OVR team and develop a plan of action for the school year. The OVR Continuum meeting is an ideal time to review the requests for group and individual PETS.
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