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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 PAautism.org 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 PAautism.org to find helpful information. If you still have additional questions, contact the Resource Center.

By phone
M-F 8:00am to 5:00pm EST
1-877-231-4244

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

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FEATURED Autism Spectrum Disorder 101 (For All) By: Edward S. (Ted) Brodkin, M.D. Completion Time: 30 Mins ASERT produced course

Course Objectives:
Definition and History
Symptoms and Diagnosis.
Tools and Strategies
Additional Resources


FEATURED Crisis Intervention and Developing Community Crisis Plans for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (For Professionals) By: John J. McGonigle, Ph.D. Completion Time: 60 Mins ASERT produced course

Course Objectives:
Participants will be able to incorporate Positive Approach and the Recovery models into the development of a Community Crisis Plan
Participants will identify warning signs and behaviors displayed by individuals with Autism in mental health crises.
Participants will be able to list 5 domains of de-escalation.
Participants will learn de-escalation techniques to resolve the crisis
Participants will learn the do’s and don’ts of therapeutic communication and supportive environments for individuals with ASD.


FEATURED Presentation in Adults and an Update on Biological Research (For All) By: Edward S. (Ted) Brodkin, M.D. Completion Time: 30 Mins ASERT produced course

Course Objectives:
Establish that ASD is a heterogeneous group of disorders.
Establish that there are two main symptoms of ASD -- impairments and stereotyped patterns.
Show how disruptions in social functioning are important
Consider ASD in a differential diagnosis
Explain the biologic basis of ASD


FEATURED Presentation in Adults and an Update on Biological Research (For Professionals) By: Edward S. (Ted) Brodkin, M.D. Completion Time: 60 Mins ASERT produced course

Course Objectives:
Establish that ASD is a heterogeneous group of disorders.
Establish that there are two main symptoms of ASD -- impairments and stereotyped patterns.
Show how disruptions in social functioning are important
Consider ASD in a differential diagnosis
Explain the biologic basis of ASD


FEATURED Assessment and Treatment of Individuals with ASD and Co-occurring Mental Health Diagnoses (For All) By: John J. McGonigle, Ph.D. Completion Time: 30 Mins ASERT produced course

Course Objectives:
Participants will be able to list five (5) frequently co-occurring psychiatric diagnoses from the DSM-5 identified in persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Participants will describe 3 ways to gather information related to psychiatric symptoms and challenging behaviors
Participants will know the influence of mental health conditions on processing information
Using observation and data collection, participants will learn how to assess response to treatments / interventions
Participants will know the types and amount of information to give in a psychiatric clinic appointment


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