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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.

When should I contact the Resource Center?

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


Pennsylvania Autism Census

What is the Pennsylvania Autism Census?

In 2005, the Bureau of Autism Services within the PA Department of Human Services commissioned an administrative census of the number of individuals with autism receiving services in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Autism Census found almost 20,000 Pennsylvanians with autism receiving services.

The Pennsylvania Autism Census Update used new data from 2011 and found that the number of Pennsylvanians with autism receiving services increased to over 55,000 children, adolescents, and adults in PA with autism receiving services. The Pennsylvania Autism Census Update includes data from:

  • Department of Human Services
    • Office of Medical Assistance Programs (OMAP)
    • Office of Children, Youth and Families (OCYF)
    • Office of Developmental Programs (ODP): Autism & Intellectual Disability Services
    • Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS)
  • Department of Education (PDE)
  • Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)
  • Department of Corrections and PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency


view findings summary report     updated report (2014)     original report (2009)     census overview (Spanish)

  • Click each county below to view the county summary report
  • Select a county summary report

What's next?

The map above offers county-level information on all of the 67 counties in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. We encourage individuals with autism and their families and providers to look at this map to see how their county compares to other counties and the rest of Pennsylvania. We hope that these results will inform decision-makers at the regional and state levels and we encourage all stakeholder groups to work together to discuss the impact of this information on your communities.

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