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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.

           

ASERT Social Skills Groups

This page contains information about ASERT social skills groups for adolescents and adults.

Information About Participating:

If you are interested in participating in any of the groups currently recruiting, or for more information, contact socialskills@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or 717-531-0003 x 284923.

Adult Social Skills

This 16-week group is designed to give young adults (ages 18-35 years) with Asperger’s Syndrome or high-functioning autism the opportunity to learn about and practice social skills that are relevant to their age. Participants meet once per week for a 90-minute group session with other participants, followed by a 90-minute peer generalization session with the chance to partner with typically-developing peer volunteers.


Adolescent Social Skills

This is a 12-week social skills group intervention that will give teenagers with Asperger’s Syndrome or high-functioning autism the opportunity to learn about and practice social skills that are relevant to their age group. Participants will meet once per week for a 90-minute group session with other participants, followed by a 90-minute photography class where they will have the chance to learn introductory photography techniques alongside typically developing peer volunteers. Participants should be between the ages of 13-17 and have the ability to use language in complete sentences.

Current Groups

Adult Social Skills
Hershey, PA

Adolescent Social Skills
Scranton, PA
Hershey, PA

 

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