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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.
The PA Autism Census Update, conducted by the Autism Services, Education, Resources, & Training Collaborative (ASERT), provides a count of the number of individuals with autism who are receiving service in Pennsylvania. It identifies where these individuals live and which systems are supporting them. This information can be a powerful tool to help you, your family, decision-makers and others in your local community to understand autism in Pennsylvania by highlighting where and how individuals with autism are receiving services.
In Allegheny County, most individuals with autism receiving services were White (72%). Almost 1 in 5 individuals with autism (17%) in Allegheny County receiving services were Black or African American. A smaller proportion of individuals with autism receiving services in Allegheny County were Hispanic (1%) when compared to the rest of Pennsylvania (7%), but a larger proportion were from an “other” race or ethnicity (8%) in Allegheny County compared to 4% in the rest of Pennsylvania.
Below Age 5
Age 21 and Above
In Allegheny County, the majority of individuals with ASD are between the ages of 5-17. However, the number of adults over 21 years old is increasing as the population of individuals with autism receiving services ages.
This information was developed by the Autism Services, Education, Resources, and Training Collaborative (ASERT). For more information, please contact ASERT at 877-231-4244 or info@PAautism.org. ASERT is funded by the Bureau of Supports for Autism and Special Populations, PA Department of Human Services.