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Resource Center

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.

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.

By phone
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.

ASERT Training


Interested in learning more about autism and related topics? Visit the eLearning page on for educational courses for community members and professionals, including the opportunity for free continuing education credits for certain professions. Some of the courses cover topics such as: Issues in Adolescence and ASD, Secondary Transition, Treating Individuals with ASD and Co-Occurring Mental Health Diagnosis, Community Crisis plans, Autism Spectrum Disorder: ASD 101, How to Interpret Biomedical Research.

More courses will be developed on an ongoing basis, making this an ever-growing library of valuable autism-specific resources!

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ASERT Trainings

The different ASERT regions have developed trainings based on areas of expertise and are available to provide this information to professionals and community members as requested. Please be aware that the topics listed may not be available in all areas of the state, but online versions of these courses will be developed and offered through the eLearning platform moving forward!

Map of PA counties divided into three regions - West, Central and East

Western Region

  • Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Interacting with Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder: An Introduction for Hospital Emergency Room Personnel
  • Interacting with Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder: An Introduction for Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics
  • Functional Behavior Assessment for Adults and Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Developing Behavior Support Plans for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Meeting the Behavioral Healthcare Needs of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Creating Community Crisis Response Plans for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Central Region

  • ASD and Social Skills 
  • Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Intellectual Disability and Co-Occurring Conditions
  • DSM 5 and ASD
  • Modern Functional Analysis in Adults

Eastern Region

  • Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Autism and the Justice System
  • Autism and the Child Welfare System
  • Resource Navigation
  • PA Autism Census
  • PA Autism Needs Assessment

Bureau of Autism Services Adult Autism Programs

If you would like to learn more about the services and supports offered through the Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) or the Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP) and how to apply for these programs, ASERT can help! All ASERT Collaborative partners are available to provide information and training on the Bureau of Autism Services Adult Autism Programs. We will also be developing an online training/webinar to provide easier access to this information for individuals, families and professionals across the state!

Poetry Contest

This contest offers an opportunity for people to appreciate and understand the various talents, perspectives, and passions of individuals with autism.

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