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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 Urban Connections, Inc.

Autism Urban Connections, Inc.

They began as Autism Urban Connections Support Group in January of 2015, after discovering the lack of supports, education, and resources available in the African American, minority, and economically disadvantaged communities. They are now Autism Urban Connections Inc., since September 2018, the first and only African American, minority, family-focused Autism 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Family Support:

  • Access to daily phone and online supports to those seeking guidance about a suspected or new diagnosis.

  • Locate and connect to available resources.

  • Informational sessions, trainings, workshops, and support groups 3xs monthly.

Education/ Advocacy

  • Gain knowledge about early screening tools, early diagnosis, and identifying early intervention services.

  • Valuable healthcare, special education, housing, and justice system information and resources.

  • Receive advocacy support while learning to advocate for yourself and loved ones.

Self-Care and Empowerment Support

  • Encourages attention to be given to the needs of self-care, as demands of providing continuum care is necessary.

  • Skills will be developed to explore feelings, reconcile emotional conflicts, foster self-awareness and much more.