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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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The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services announces the availability of a two-part webcast course in professional development, Risk Management Roles for Administrative Entities & Providers. The Risk Management Roles for Administrative Entities & Providers course is a two-part webcast series that is an extension of the SC Role in Mitigating Risk training. The training focuses on the role played by the County, Administrative Entity and Service Providers in risk management; and their shared responsibilities with the Supports Coordinator to recognize and mitigate risk. The lessons promote a common understanding of the critical importance in identifying and mitigating risk for the people we support. This webcast is being made available as Professional Development in preparation for additional planned face-to-face training on Incident and Risk Management for all audiences that is targeted for later this year.

The Department of Human Services’ (DHS) Bureau of Autism Services (BAS) will present a free program for individuals with autism and their families. The program is titled Autism Spectrum Disorder: The Transition from Childhood to Adulthood. It will be held on Monday, April 20, 2015 from 6:30 to 8:00 PM at the State Museum of PA in Harrisburg, 300 North Street, Plaza Entrance, Memorial Hall. During the program: • Adults with autism will discuss how they overcame adversity with and without services. • Nina Wall, director of the Bureau of Autism Services, will speak about how parents can prepare their children on the spectrum for adulthood and what services and supports are available to them when entitlements end at the age of 21. • The Autism Services, Education, Resources & Training Collaborative (ASERT) and local support groups will host informational tables so that individuals and families can connect with additional resources in their regions.

Do you belong to an online support group? ASERT would like to learn about the topics and issues your group is discussing. By taking this short and anonymous survey, you can help identify the needs of your support group.

The 8th Annual Pennsylvania Autism Training Conference (PATC) “Delivering Autism Services in Pennsylvania: Practical Strategies & Tools” will be held on June 9-11 in Lancaster, PA. This conference is designed to provide professionals with the tools to support individuals with ASD. It will focus on addressing real-life situations faced by those who work directly with individuals with autism, with an emphasis on supporting transition-age individuals and adults. The presenters will share strategies that exemplify best and most current practices developed in Pennsylvania and by nationally recognized autism experts. Each session will offer practical strategies and solutions that can improve the quality of life for people with ASD and their families.

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