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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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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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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.


Finding Summer Activities

The summer is a great time for adults, not just kids, to get involved with new activities and attend different events in your area. Finding activities that interest you isn't always the easiest. Here are some places to begin your search.

City or County Tourist Sites. A lot of cities and counties have websites created to draw in potential tourists. These sites will usually post events and activities in your area. A great example of this is They have a large database of events in the area, both free and for a charge. Smaller town may also have a community calendar they post online, in your local newspaper, or at city hall.

Facebook. This social media platform has become increasingly popular for events due to the vast majority of people on the site. To find events on Facebook, visit the sites "event" tab and scroll down to "popular in your network" and you can find events popular with your friends and in the area.

Park System Websites. City and state parks usually host a variety of events, especially in the summertime. Check their website or visit their local offices for a list of events and programs they are hosting.

Local Universities. Colleges and universities in your area are a great source of events and activities. Speeches, demonstrations, guest lectures, and festivals are generally open to the public and can be found on their website or by visiting their library.

Search Specific Interests. If you already have a specific type of activity you are interested in you can search online forums or find groups online to join.

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