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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.

Success Spotlight

Steve Frock is an adult with autism who is passionate about sharing his life story.  Learn more about his successes in the article below.

 You can also read Steve's autobiography.  See below for an except from Chapter 1.

Chapter 1:Early Educational Experiences

Before I was diagnosed with autism, I was a person who was diagnosed with having a disability and other problems, and I struggled throughout my whole life. When I was in school, I was put in a learning support program with kids who had a disability like I do. All day I was with kids with a developmental disability like mine, or who had a different kind of learning disability. The only time I was not in the learning support class was for my math and my specials: art, music, and gym. I was mainstreamed for math, which was my favorite subject while I was in school. I also had speech therapy at least twice a week and occupational therapy at least once a week when I was in elementary school.

Then in 5th grade, in the fall of 1991, the wheels started to come off. First, the district decided to move all the kids who had a disability to one elementary school. The new school was closer to my house, but I had to leave a teacher from the old school that I was really looking forward to having, and she was looking forward to working with me, too. One positive thing that carried over to the new school was that I still had math mainstreamed. However, at the new school, my learning support teacher and all of my other teachers expected me to write in cursive, but since I never learned how to write in cursive it seemed that none of my teachers were happy with me.

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