ASERT does not offer crisis services through our Resource Center. If you or someone you love is experiencing mental health distress or thoughts of suicide please call or text 988 for support.
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
Bullying, including cyberbullying, is a serious problem that impacts many children but is even more prevalent for children who have disabilities. This resource provides information from various sources about bullying, how to prevent it from occurring, and what can be done to support individuals who have experienced bullying.Read more
This resource, part of the CAR Autism Roadmap developed by the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, provides information for individuals with autism about dating, including where to meet people, how to handle rejection, autism-specific concerns, safety, and marriage.Read more
This website provides information and resources on sex education, healthy relationships, sexual and reproductive health, sexual rights, and more from the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS).Read more
The purpose of this presentation is to educate those interested in sexuality issues for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities about the link between the development of social relationships and the impact those relationships can have on their sexual lives.Read more