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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.

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.

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This resource from Autism Speaks provides tips and suggestions for how to support someone who is engaging in challenging or dangerous behavior. It also includes information on what to expect if the individual goes to the emergency room as well as the legal rights of parents and the individual.

This checklist, created by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), is a quick reference on how to make the most of your health coverage. This resource is available in English, Arabic / ال عرب ية , Chinese / 中文 , Spanish / Español, Haitian Creole / Kreyòl Ayisyen, Vietnamese / TIẾNG VIỆT, and Korean / 한국어.

This roadmap, created by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), explains what health coverage is and how to use it to get primary care and preventive services so that you and your family live long, healthy lives. This resource is available in English, Arabic / ال عرب ية , Russian / Русский , Chinese / 中文 , Spanish / Español , Haitian Creole / Kreyòl Ayisyen, Vietnamese / TIẾNG VIỆT (PDF, 588KB), Korean / 한국어, and for Tribal populations.

The ABA in PA Initiative is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit advocacy organization made up a parents, industry professionals, and lawmakers dedicated to change the future for all children in Pennsylvania with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) by ensuring access to Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy via Medical Assistance.

Accessing Home and Community-Based Services: A Guide for Self Advocates is a tool designed to help people with disabilities, families, and friends find and use resources that are available. This may include family and friends, community-based services, state funded waivers and programs, and other resources to help empower people with disabilities to live as independently as possible and make their own choices about what they need. The guide was developed by the Autism NOW Center and the Autistic Self Advocacy Network and provides general information regarding HCBS services. It does not provide information specific to Pennsylvania waiver programs.

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