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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.

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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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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.

PA Autism Needs Assessment: A Survey of Individuals and Families Living with Autism

The Bureau of Autism Services, in its effort to improve care and quality of life for Pennsylvanians with autism and their families, conducted the PA Autism Needs Assessment. This effort has been a key task of the Autism Services, Education, Resources and Training Collaborative (ASERT).

The number of individuals in Pennsylvania diagnosed with autism has risen dramatically in the last 20 years. The Pennsylvania Autism Census Report estimated that 25,000 individuals would be living with autism in Pennsylvania in 2010. To understand the changing needs of the expanding and aging autism population, the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS), Bureau of Autism Services (BAS) commissioned a survey to assess how or if the needs of individuals with autism and their families are met. The information collected from the survey is intended for policymakers, service providers, community organizations, and advocacy groups to better understand and address the needs of individuals affected by autism in Pennsylvania.

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