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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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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.


A Self-Advocate's Guide to Medicaid

Medicaid is the biggest health care program in the country.  It's an important part of the United States health care system.  But a lot of information out there about Medicaid and attempts to change it can be difficult to understand and navigate.  "A Self-Advocate's Guide to Medicaid" is a plain language resource that was created in collaboration between ASERT and the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) to give easy to understand information about Medicaid. There are two versions of this toolkit:

  • Our Easy Read Edition.  The Easy Read version is divided into six parts, each containing one subject discussed in the toolkit: Medicaid Introduction and Background, Who Can Get Medicaid?, What Does Medicaid Pay For?, Medicaid Funding, What Could Happen to Medicaid?, and a summary and glossary explaining the terms we use in the toolkit.  The Easy Read version uses pictures along with text, and has more white space.

  • A Plain-Text Version for either those with vision-related disabilities or those who would prefer a version without accompanying graphics.  The Plain Text Version is available as one document, or in individual parts.



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