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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.

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The Philadelphia Autism Project and the ASERT Collaborative Eastern Region are hosting community screening events for videos about understanding autism. The first screening event for the video, Autism (and Developmental Delays) for Asian Families, was held at the Independence Library Branch in Philadelphia on Saturday, April 25th. The film was shown in English and Chinese. Two additional events are being held to premiere a new video series, titled “Autism for African-American Families, Parts 1 & 2. The premiere of the video series will take place on Saturday, May 30th, 2015 at 1pm at the Widener Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia. A second event will be held on Saturday, June 13th, 2015 at 1pm at the Blackwell West Regional Library. View the trailer for this video using the link below. These FREE events will feature education and healthcare resources for families with children with special needs. Parents and families are invited to attend and to bring their children. Providers are also encouraged to come and share resources with the community. Additional video screening events at other library locations throughout Philadelphia are scheduled for the coming months.

The Philadelphia Autism Project and the Autism Services, Education, Resources and Training Collaborative (ASERT) Eastern Region released seed money to address their goal of impacting underserved and underrepresented populations living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the city of Philadelphia by engaging individuals, groups, faith-based or grassroots organizations. Programs were funded from throughout the city with activities that span a variety of areas including raising awareness, providing education and support, piloting modifications to a diagnostic screening tool, and new program development within existing community organizations.

The school district of Philadelphia is holding Kindergarten open house week on May 11-15, 2015. If you live in Philadelphia and have a child that will be five years old on or before September 1, 2015 be sure to register for Kindergarten.

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