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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.

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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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.

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The purpose of these regional feedback meetings is to discuss how we can improve knowledge and understanding of community supports and help people gain better access to those supports. This will allow individuals with disabilities and older Pennsylvanians the chance to remain in their homes and communities. This meeting is not a public hearing, but rather an opportunity to talk with each other regarding the best ways to help people learn about and obtain long-term community based supports.

Department of Health Ebola Information posted on October 24, 2014

This message from Bev Mackereth, Department of Public Welfare Secretary, provides an update on Pennsylvania's status on Ebola.

Make a difference by sharing your stories in a focus group. Temple University Institute on Disabilities, The George Washington University, and Pennsylvania Youth Leadership Network are hosting focus groups in various locations across Pennsylvania. The purpose of these groups is to give youth with disabilities ages 14-24 and their families the opportunity to provide feedback about their experiences planning for life after high school. The groups are funded by the PA Developmental Disabilities Council. During each event, two separate groups will be available, one for youth with disabilities, and one for family members.

The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare is making available for public review and comment Pennsylvania’s proposed statewide transition plan for Home and Community-Based Settings. The document below provides instructions to access Pennsylvania's proposed statewide transition plan for the ten 1915(c) Medicaid HCBS waivers. It also provides instructions for how to submit comments.

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