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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health and Safety Guide

ASERT has put together some resources for those with autism and those who care for people with autism relating to the current Coronavirus outbreak.

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Category: Bureau of Autism Services

Act 62 Behavior Specialist License Trainings

This site hosts BAS trainings that can be taken by professionals applying for a behavior specialist license under Act 62. All 90 hours of the eight content areas are available at no cost.

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Adult Autism Programs: AAW & ACAP

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.

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Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP)

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.

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Autism in PA: Fast Facts

Individuals with autism are supported by multiple systems throughout Pennsylvania. This resource is an overview of autism in Pennsylvania and some of the initiatives of the Bureau of Autism Services, PA Department of Human Services.

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Autism Spectrum Disorder Overview for APS Staff

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.

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PA Autism Training Conference (PATC)

The videos in this section are provided as a community resource.

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PA Department of Human Services (DHS)

Information about various resources that can be helpful when attempting to improve the overall quality of life of individuals with ASD.

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