Autism

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  • May 15th, 2011
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Pennsylvania’s Department of Public Welfare, Bureau of Autism Services, has partnered with three consortia of universities, hospitals, and autism service providers across the commonwealth and have received grants to create three ASERT (Autism Services, Education, Research and Training) regional autism centers. The mission of the ASERT Centers is to enhance the lives of Pennsylvanians with autism, of all ages and abilities, by improving regional access to quality services and interventions, providing information and support to families, training professionals in best practices and facilitating collaboration among providers of services throughout the commonwealth.

Contact information for each of the regional ASERT Centers: Connect with Your Regional ASERT

Region Contact Phone Number Web Address
Eastern Region Peter Doehring, Ph.D., Director 1-866-506-5841 www.paautism.org/asert/aserteast.html
Central Region Shiyoko Cothren, M.H.A., Director 1-877-231-4244 www.AutismCentralPA.org
Western Region John McGonigle, Ph.D., Director 1-412 235-5484 www.asert.pitt.edu

For the most current detailed overview of ASERT initiatives, please visit the BAS Virtual Training and Resource Center.

The Pennsylvania Bureau of Autism Services

The Bureau of Autism Services provides ongoing communication about the Department of Public Welfare’s work in helping people with an autism spectrum disorder, while working with families and individuals to help them reach their personal goals and live an everyday life. You can contact us or call the Bureau of Autism Services at 1-866-539-7689.

Mailing address:
Department of Public Welfare
Bureau of Autism Services
P.O. Box 2675; 605 Health and Welfare Building
Harrisburg, PA 17105

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