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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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Autism Caring Center

Autism Caring Center

The area’s first autism resource center located in the south/southwest region of Pittsburgh. Their mission is to enhance the lives of the autism community by providing training, resources, advocacy, and support.

Autism Caring Center Mission:

  • To provide direct, helpful resource information for individuals and families.
  • To educate about autism – especially for schools, community groups, and other non-profit organizations.
  • To support the needs of the community in group formats, including discussion groups and social events.
  • To provide advocacy services, including court testimony.

The Center can provide the following:

  • Consultations by telephone or in-person to support individuals and families in their need for resources and information.
  • Advocacy services including IEP meeting support and court testimony.
  • Autism training for schools, community groups, and businesses. Recent trainings include; Washington Wild Things, Pittsburgh Botanical Garden, Western Allegheny County Community Library, Moon Township Parks and Recreation, Primrose Preschool, and more.
  • Monthly support groups for parents and individuals throughout Southwestern PA.
  • Social events for individuals with ASD, their families, and friends.


Autism Caring Center

7051 Steubenville Pike
Oakdale, PA 15071