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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.

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ASD Introductory Training for Direct Support & Other Community Professionals

This two-part introductory training was specifically designed for direct support professionals and other community professionals who may interact with individuals with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in various environments.
According to the Pennsylvania Autism Census, there are over 55,000 children and adults in PA with autism. Data from the census indicate a 181% overall increase of individuals with ASD in PA from 2005 to 2011 and a 334% increase of adults (21+). This dramatic upward trend is expected to continue. Based on these statistics, there is an increasing possibility that direct support professionals providing supports and services in Pennsylvania will interact with a child or adult with autism.
This training provides basic information that can enhance the quality and effectiveness of services that children and adults with autism receive. Specifically, this training provides opportunities to better understand a) core deficits of ASD, b) how to address challenging behaviors, and c) strategies based on best practices.
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