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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 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.

By phone
M-F 8:00am to 5:00pm EST

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.


How to Apply for the Adult Autism Waiver Video

This video and accompanying handout from Office of Developmental Programs (ODP), Bureau of Autism Services (BAS) provides a detailed walk-through of the application process for Pennsylvania’s Adult Autism Waiver (AAW). 

This 23 minute video describes the process from the time an application is requested through enrollment. A supplemental handout with specific timeframes is posted below as an additional resource.

The video is closed-captioned in English and Spanish.

Before you view this video, it is recommended that you also view the BAS Adult Programs Overview Video using the link below.

Please note: As of March 2016, there are two ways to request an application for one or both programs: by phone, or online.  The informational videos and supplemental handouts were developed prior to the online option being available, and will be updated.
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