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.
There is a common saying: “If you’ve met one person with autism, you’ve met one person with autism.”
The population of people with autism is diverse, and autism is expressed in a wide variety of unique and individual ways. It helps if you can think of the autism spectrum not as black and white with shades of gray in between, but rather as a spectrum of color, like a rainbow. Autism is a spectrum of strengths, challenges and individual preferences and characteristics. Keeping individual differences in mind, all people with autism share certain characteristics.
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.