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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.

Autism as a Journey

Guest Post by Michele Abraham-Montgomery, Parent Coach, Advocate and Mother 

When you Google “autism” you will find multiple listings for “signs of autism”, “what is autism”, “does your child have autism?” You may also find a variety of videos from parents telling heartbreaking stories about their child with autism. There is a lot of information to sort through on the Internet. After a few hours browsing online, your anxieties may begin to rise.

You may feel like you want to speak with someone who understands the autism journey. If you do not know anyone in the autism community you can visit www.paautism.org/supportgroups to find a support group in your area. You can also call the ASERT Resource Center if you are looking for resources or information. They can be reached at 877-231-4244 or info@paautism.org.

There are many resources you can check out. One is the Center for Autism Research (CAR). They have a roadmap that can help you based on where you are in this journey. This is a user-friendly site that begins with WELCOME in bold, giant letters. There is also a directory for resources available as well as a Behavioral Road map for a child with Autism and other Special Needs. Now you can smile and breathe because this is a wonderful place to start.

Now you can begin your journey and you have a few options of where you can start! Don’t be intimidated by the words or
terminology you don’t know. This resource from ASERT can help you begin to understand the terminology and acronyms.
Knowledge is POWER! Especially when you have the knowledge to speak with confidence about the topic being discussed. Also, please remember that during your journey it's OK to push the pause button when you need to!

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