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​Autism Services 

The information shared in this site is intended to communicate the Department of Human Services' efforts to enhance the quality of life and independence of Pennsylvanians with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and to support their families and caregivers.

Pennsylvania's Adult Autism Programs

The Bureau of Autism Services administers two programs for adults with autism, the Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) and the Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP).

There are two ways to request an application for Pennsylvania's adult autism programs: To request an application for either program and to be added to the interest list call 1-866-539-7689, or request an application online. Applications may not be requested via email.

Applications will be sent until the programs reach capacity. Requests for applications will be processed for each program in the order they were received. This will be based on the date and time individuals first requested an application for that program. Additional information about the application process for each program can be found by clicking the links below.

 

 

Autism Services, Education, Resources & Training Collaborative (ASERT) 

The ASERT Collaborative (Autism Services, Education, Resources and Training)  is a key component of the Bureau of Autism Services' strategy for supporting individuals with autism and their families throughout the Commonwealth. Connect with ASERT's Statewide Resource Center by visiting PAautism.org, calling toll-free in PA: 877-231-4244 or info@PAautism.org
ASERTespanol@PAautism.org.

MyODP Training & Resource Center

MyODP.org provides a single place for people to access ODP's virtual training, resources, and communications, as well as to register to attend face-to-face events. This streamlined learning management system has been designed with accessibility features and Google Translate so that ODP's materials are available to individuals, families, and professionals.

Many pieces of training for professionals who support individuals with autism are hosted on MyODP.org, including:

    • Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) providers accessing required and supplemental training
    • ACT 62 Behavior Specialist Licensure (BSL) applicants interested in training that can be applied toward the 90-hour requirement
    • Professionals accessing the BAS Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) required post-test and online trainer workshop
    • Professionals interested in expanding their understanding of appropriate supports for children and adults with autism

Individuals, families, and professionals interested in additional autism-specific resources and training opportunities are also encouraged to visit the ASERT website.

PA Autism Insurance Act (Act 62)

If you or someone you know is the parent of a child with autism, view information and resources about the PA Autism Insurance Act (Act 62) 

To access the following reports, please use the links below.