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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.

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
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.

           

Are you looking for FREE CME/CE credits?

Health professionals serving individuals with ASD are increasingly called upon to assist in psychopharmacological treatment of interfering behaviors and other co-morbidities associated with an ASD diagnosis. Psychiatric co-morbidities that often warrant medication treatment, including depression and behavior problems (e.g., aggression and self-destructive behaviors) can increase in adolescence and adulthood. Recent reviews have described a high frequency of psychotropic medication treatment in children and adolescents with ASD, and this trend continues through adulthood. Therefore, the professional practice performance gap or quality gap that needs to be addressed is health-professional knowledge in the treatment of individuals with ASD using a multidisciplinary approach including medication management coupled with behavioral interventions and data collection.

To take any of these courses please click on the title of the course you wish to take.  Please note you must be logged in to take each course. 

Recognizing and Diagnosing ASD and Psychopharmacology

By: Joel Bregman, M.D. & Edward Brodkin, M.D.
Completion Time: 60 minutes
CME Credits: 1
CE Credits: .1 IACET

Course Objectives:

·     Accurately describe ASD manifestation in adults

·     Identify follow-up testing that is necessary after an adult ASD diagnosis

·     Recognize when medication intervention is necessary with behavioral interventions

 Psychopharmacology and Treating Social Interaction Difficulties in Individuals with ASD

By: Michael Murray, M.D. & Edward Brodkin, M.D. 
Completion Time: 60 minutes

CME Credits: 1
CE Credits: .1 IACET

Course Objectives:

·     Describe prevalence of social interaction difficulties in adults with ASD

·     Identify the benefits of interventions that utilize medication

·     Recognize the benefits of interventions which do not involve medication

Psychopharmacology and Treating ADHD and OCD Symptoms in Individuals with ASD

By: Manely Ghaffari, M.D. & Edward Brodkin, M.D.
Completion Time: 60 minutes
CME Credits: 1
CE Credits: .1 IACET

Course Objectives:

·     Identify difference in ADHD, tics, and OCD-like symptoms in individuals with ASD

·     Associate information about symptoms to medication and behavioral treatment of adults with ASD

Psychopharmacology and Coordination with Behavioral Treatment in Individuals with ASD

By: James Connell, Ph.D., NCSP, BCBA-D & Edward Brodkin, M.D.
Completion Time: 60 minutes
CME Credits: 1
CE Credits: .1 IACET

Course Objectives:

·     Increase comprehension of the beneficial relationship between medication management and behavioral treatment

·     Recognize how medication management and behavioral treatment can be used together to increase treatment results

·     Identify how medication management and behavioral interventions can be used together in treatments for adults with ASD



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