Adult Autism Waiver Capacity Increase Amendment Approval

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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.

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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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.

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Adult Autism Waiver Capacity Increase Amendment Approval

The Bureau of Autism Services submitted a retroactive amendment to the Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) on May 24, 2017.  This amendment increased capacity in the waiver from 568 to 668 participants at any one time and increase the unduplicated count from 596 to 702.  This amendment was approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on June 8, 2017.

This amendment is retroactive and has an effective date of July 1, 2016.

Where to access the waiver:  The Waiver Application is available here.

Copies of this notice and the waiver are also available by contacting the Bureau of Autism Services at the e-mail address below.

If you have any questions regarding the waiver amendment process or the information posted, please email

To download this announcement click the link below.
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