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ASERT has compiled resources for those with autism and those who care for people with autism relating to the current COVID-19 outbreak.
Pennsylvania offers two programs for adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) through the Bureau of Autism Services (BAS): the Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) and the Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP). Both programs are designed for residents of Pennsylvania who are age 21 and older and have a diagnosis of autism. These programs are evidence-based and outcome-driven models which have been designed to assist participants in gaining the greatest level of independence possible, encourage involvement in community life, improve social skills and provide support to caregivers.Read more
The Adult Community Autism Program, also known as ACAP, is one of two programs in Pennsylvania specifically designed to help adults with autism spectrum disorder participate in their communities in the way that they want to, based upon their identified needs.Read more
This training video, developed by the Bureau of Autism Services Clinical Team, is an introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). It was developed for Adult Protective Services and explains the core deficits of autism as well as explaining BAS implemented Pennsylvania’s adult autism programs and services they way they did.Read more