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Crisis Services

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.

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Office of Developmental Programs

The Office of Developmental Programs (ODP) is one of seven program offices operating under the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS). The mission of DHS is to improve the quality of life for Pennsylvania’s individuals and families, as well as promote opportunities for independence through services and supports while demonstrating accountability for taxpayer resources.

The mission of the ODP is to support Pennsylvanians with developmental disabilities achieve greater independence, choice and opportunity in their lives.

There are 4 bureaus that comprise ODP:

Combined, these offices seek to continuously improve an effective system of accessible services and supports that are flexible, innovative and person-centered.


To stay up-to-date on all ODP trainings, resources, events, and communications, visit MyODP.org and create your personalized account. Additionally, the website offers access to “Everyday Lives: Values in Actions.” This guide supports ODP as it develops policy and designs programs. Providers of services will use these recommendations to support individuals and their families achieve an everyday life.

ASERT is funded by the Bureau of Supports for Autism and Special Populations, Pennsylvania Office of Developmental Programs, Department of Human Services