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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.

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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.


Community Living Waiver Has Been Approved by CMS

The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) is pleased to announce that the new Community Living Waiver has been approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).The Community Living Waiver, which was approved by 
CMS on Wednesday, December 20, 2017, will become effective January 1, 2018. 


The Community Living Waiver was developed in accordance with the enacted budget for Fiscal Year 2017-2018, which provided funding for the development and implementation of a new intermediate waiver that will provide services to approximately 1,000 individuals with an intellectual disability or autism, as well as children under age 9 with a developmental disability who have a high probability of resulting in an intellectual disability or autism. 

The Community Living Waiver will support individuals to live in their homes and communities through the provision of a variety of services that promote community involvement, employment, communication, self-direction, choice and control.

For more information about this new waiver program, see the full bulletin from the Office of Developmental Programs below. 

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