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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.

Pennsylvania Autism Task Force Report

In July 2003, the Pennsylvania Autism Task Force was convened by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare. More than 250 families, clinicians, educators and administrators from around the Commonwealth met to share their personal experiences and professional expertise in order to define a continuum of appropriate services for individuals living with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) across the lifespan, and their families.

Over the course of 18 months, the Autism Task Force examined Pennsylvania’s existing service delivery system and developed key recommendations for improving the organization, financing, and delivery of services and treatment for people living with autism.

One of the Task Force recommendations was to create Regional Autism Centers across the Commonwealth in order to increase the quality of, and access to, assessments, treatments, services and supports.

The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare’s Bureau of Autism Services implemented this recommendation by creating the Autism Services, Education, Resources, and Training (ASERT) Collaborative.

This innovative partnership between universities, hospitals, community groups and autism service providers is improving regional access to quality services and information to people with autism and their families across the state.

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