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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.

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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.

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1-877-231-4244

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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 PAautism.org, as some of the online resources may be applicable to residents of other states.

           

State Policy Summit: Innovations in Adult Programming

 

 

The inaugural Policy Summit: Innovations in Adult Programming, sponsored by the Autism Services, Education, Resources, and Training Collaborative (ASERT) was held in Philadelphia in March 2016. The Policy Summit brought together experts from across the United States who specialize in programs and policy development and implementation for adults with autism spectrum disorder, intellectual disability, other developmental disabilities, and mental health diagnoses to Pennsylvania to interface with policy leaders and experts. Millions of Pennsylvanians are living with autism, intellectual disability, developmental disabilities, and mental health diagnoses. The purpose of the Policy Summit was to discuss ways to address pressing issues faced by policy and decision-makers to generate new ideas in Pennsylvania and Philadelphia based on the experiences of experts from around the country.

Panel: Person-Centered Philosophy and Self Advocacy

Julia Bascom

Samantha Crane, JD

Hope Pesner

Panel: 1915(i): Process, Implementation, and Lessons Learned

Lisa Grost, MHSA, PAPHS
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Rita Landgraf
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Panel: Medical and Clinical Issues: Adults with ASD/ID/DD

Kathleen Humphries, PhD
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Matthew Janicki, PhD
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Panel: Transportation, and Geography: Challenges for Adults with ASD/ID/DD

Martin Blair, PhD
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Cecilia Feeley, PhD
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Panel: Employment

John Butterworth, PhD
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Rebecca Salon, PhD
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Jean Winsor, PhD
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Panel: Peer Support Models

Gina Kaye Calhoun
Scott Heller, PsyD, CPRP
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Panel: Managed Care

Samantha Crane, JD

Sarah Barth, JD
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Panel: Home- and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Settings Rule

Deborah Goda
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Nicole Jorwic, JD
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Panel: Person-Centered Philosophy and Self Advocacy

Julia Bascom
Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)

Samantha Crane, JD
Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)

Hope Pesner
PA Department of Human Services

Panel: 1915(i): Process, Implementation, and Lessons Learned

Lisa Grost, MHSA, PAPHS
Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities Administration (BHDDA)

Rita Landgraf
Delaware Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS)

Panel: Medical and Clinical Issues: Adults with ASD/ID/DD

Kathleen Humphries, PhD
Institute on Development and Disability, Oregon Health and Science University

Matthew Janicki, PhD
UIC Department of Disability and Development

Panel: Transportation, and Geography: Challenges for Adults with ASD/ID/DD

Martin Blair, PhD
Rural Institute, University of Montana

Cecilia Feeley, PhD
Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation, Rutgers University

Panel: Employment

John Butterworth, PhD
Institute for Community Inclusion, University of Massachusetts Boston

Jean Winsor, PhD
Institute for Community Inclusion, University of Massachusetts Boston

Rebecca Salon, PhD
LEAD Center

Panel: Peer Support Models

Gina Kaye Calhoun
Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery

Scott Heller, PsyD, CPRP
Pennsylvania Psychiatric Rehabilitation Providers Association

Panel: Managed Care

Samantha Crane, JD
Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN)

Sarah Barth, JD
Health Management Associates

Panel: Home- and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Settings Rule

Nicole Jorwic, JD
The Arc

Deborah Goda
North Carolina Division of Medical Assistance

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