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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.
The Pennsylvania Bureau of Autism Services is one of the first Bureaus in the nation specifically designated to meet the needs of individuals, families, and professionals in the autism community.
Pennsylvania conducted the first census study of its kind in the nation to estimate the number of Pennsylvanians living with autism. From this study, published in 2009, and the 2014 update, a comprehensive census report was developed to inform policy development and the design of effective services.
Pennsylvania has established the first state programs in the nation designed to meet the needs of adults with autism through services provided by trained professionals.
Needs Assessment: Pennsylvania conducted a needs assessment of individuals and families living with autism, the most comprehensive study if its kind to date in the nation.
(Autism Services, Education, Resources & Training): Innovative approach to public private partnerships and the first collaborative regional model of its kind in the nation
The Pennsylvania Bureau of Autism Services has trained thousands of professionals in an effort to increase the number of professionals trained to support children and adults with autism and their families. Trainings are provided through a combination of virtual and face-to-face formats.
This resource created by Bureau of Autism Services