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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.

  • Philadelphia Art Show

    Philadelphia Art Show

    2018 Philadelphia Autism Project and Community Behavioral Health Art Show. Philadelphia: A Spectrum of Experiences Art Show seeks artwork that depicts themes related to how individuals with autism experience Philadelphia.

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  • Bench Book

    Bench Book

    The Judge's Guide to Autism is intended to serve as a resource for judges and other justice system professionals involved with criminal justice/autism initiatives in their communities.

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  • #ASDNext Initiative

    #ASDNext Initiative

    Getting ready to face the world after high school can be a scary and sometimes overwhelming process. Thats where #ASDNext comes in! #ASDNext is a place to connect and interact with others through our website and social media accounts. Connect with us now!

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  • Pennsylvania Autism Needs Assessment

    Pennsylvania Autism Needs Assessment

    The 2017 Pennsylvania Autism Needs Assessment is a follow up to the 2011 Pennsylvania Autism Needs Assessment. The information collected will help stake holders across Pennsylvania to better understand and work to address the changing needs of individuals impacted by autism.

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A website for Pennsylvanians with autism, their families, communities, and the providers who support them.

A Pennsylvania Bureau of Autism Services initiative. is designed to bring together existing resources for families, providers, and self-advocates, and allow them to access a broad array of information to help meet the needs of those living with or serving people with autism.

PA Autism Census Update Highlights Dramatic Increase in Numbers

In 2005, the Bureau of Autism Services within the PA Department of Human Services commissioned an administrative census of the number of individuals with autism receiving services in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Autism Census found almost 20,000 Pennsylvanians with autism receiving services. The Pennsylvania Autism Census Update used new data from 2011 and found that this number increased to over 55,000 children, adolescents, and adults. Visit the link below to learn more about the updated PA Autism Census, and find data for individual counties using the interactive map.

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  • What is ASERT?

    What is ASERT?

    ASERT, the Autism Services, Education, Resources and Training Collaborative, brings together resources locally, regionally, and statewide.

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  • Autism in PA

    Autism in PA

    Learn about initiatives of the PA Bureau of Autism Services ASERT Collaborative and how their partnership improves the lives of Pennsylvanians with autism.

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  • Autism Community

    Autism Community

    Stay connected with ASERT to learn about new information and resources as soon as they become available.

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  • Autism Resources

    Autism Resources

    Locate relevant and helpful information for individuals with autism as well as their family members, caregivers, community members, and professionals that support them. Link: autism?

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  • Autism Training

    Autism Training

    Single training sessions, conferences, and webinars offered by the Bureau of Autism Services, ASERT leadership, service providers, medical facilities and more.

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  • Autism Events

    Autism Events

    Find out where ASERT will be and learn about special events in your area.

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  • Autism News

    Autism News

    Stay up to date on projects from ASERT and the Bureau of Autism Services as well as other Pennsylvania-focused autism news.

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posted: Jan 19, 2018

Health Education and Relationships Through Theater (HEART) is a program of the Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC), a non-profit public health institute that creates and sustains healthy communities. The goal of the HEART research study is to deliver and evaluate a six-session, theater-based teen pregnancy prevention program for youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder ages 14-19.   read more

Community Living Waiver Has Been Approved by CMS

posted: Dec 29, 2017

The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) is pleased to announce that the new Community Living Waiver has been approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).The Community Living Waiver, which was approved by CMS on Wednesday, December 20, 2017, will become effective January 1, 2018.   read more

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