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Bureau of Autism Services (BAS)

The Bureau of Autism Services, Department of Public Welfare has three websites where you can find information:

General Program Information

Current announcements: BAS Virtual Training & Resource Center


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

ASERT is a statewide initiative funded by the Bureau of Autism Services, PA Department of Public Welfare. The ASERT Collaborative is a partnership of medical centers, centers of autism research and services, universities and other providers of services involved in the treatment and care of individuals of all ages with autism and their families. The ASERT Collaborative has been designed to bring together resources locally, regionally, and statewide.

ASERT Contact Information:
Statewide toll-free number: 877-231-4244
Website: www.PaAutism.org
Email: info@PAautism.org

PA Autism Insurance Act

Act 62 mandates insurance coverage of the "treatment of autism spectrum disorders," and defines that term to include "medically necessary pharmacy care, psychiatric care, psychological care, rehabilitative care and therapeutic care" prescribed and provided in accordance with Act 62.

Fact Sheet on Autism Insurance Coverage PDF

Summary of Insurance Coverage under Act 62 PDF

PA Bulletin on Insurance Coverage (Act 62) Word document

Information on insurance coverage (Act 62)

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