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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 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.

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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.


Waiver Resource Collection

This page is about Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Waivers in Pennsylvania.  HCBS Waivers are a type of Medicaid program that provides long-term services and supports to groups of people who need support to live in their communities. If you have additional questions about Medicaid waivers in Pennsylvania, please contact the ASERT Resource Center at 877-231-4244, or

What is a Medicaid Waiver?
This ASERT resource gives a brief explanation of what a Medicaid Waiver is, what it can do, and lists the five Medicaid waivers that are available in Pennsylvania for individuals with autism.

MH/ID County List
The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) intellectual and developmental disability services are administered through county Mental Health/Intellectual Disabilities (MH/ID) program offices. Each county has an MH/ID office that can help you learn about the services and supports that might be helpful to you or your family member. Your county MH/ID office also determines the eligibility of you or your family member for the Consolidated Waiver, Person/Family Directed Support Waiver (P/FDS Waiver), or Community Living Waiver.

Registering for Autism Services in Pennsylvania: Checklist for Registering With Your County

When registering with the county for disability services in Pennsylvania, use this checklist to ensure you have the correct information and documentation.

Medicaid Waiver/Programs for Adults with Autism in Pennsylvania: What are Your Options?
Are you looking for more information about Medicaid-funded programs for adults with autism in Pennsylvania? Learn about the options and how to apply! 

Medicaid Waiver/Programs for Adults with Autism in Pennsylvania: What Services are Offered?
Are you looking for more information about the services offered in the Medicaid-funded programs for adults with autism in Pennsylvania? Learn about the program options and services in this resource.  

Applying for Services through Your County
In Pennsylvania, every county has a Mental Health/Intellectual Disability (MH/ID) office. The MH/ID office in your county is where you go to enroll yourself or your child in many different mental health or developmental services. This resource will help your learn about how county MH/ID offices can help you in applying for and getting the services and supports that you or your child needs.  

Functional Eligibility Criteria for Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) Waivers and Programs
Pennsylvania’s Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) offers waiver programs for people who need extra support to live and work in their communities.This resource will help you understand what functional eligibility is  for the ODP waivers and how it is measured. 

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