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  • Title: What is Autism?
    Descriptive info: .. Home.. About Us.. Research.. Publications.. Presentations.. Posters.. Media.. Resources.. Intervention Guide.. Support Advocacy Groups.. Tools for Researchers.. E-mail Us.. Bookmark this site.. Welcome!.. The resource guide is set up to provide useful information for individuals with autism and their families.. This website will help you learn:.. What to do if you have concerns about your child's development.. What to do after your child receives an autism diagnosis.. About services available for people with autism at different ages.. How to evaluate the many treatments available for autism.. About parent support and advocacy groups in Pennsylvania and links to other websites that offer useful information.. Please click on the.. Email Us.. link to submit questions or concerns in regards to the information on this website.. Click here to view the PA ASERT Needs  ...   Center for Autism Research (CAR) and the Autism Services, Education, Resources, Training (ASERT) Eastern Region Collaborative.. CAR is affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania's Department of Pediatrics and the Joseph Stokes, Jr.. Research Institute at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.. CAR coordinates, sponsors, and supports research into understanding the causes and treatment of autism spectrum disorders.. The ASERT Collaboratives are funded by the Bureau of Autism Services, Office of Developmental Programs, Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare.. The goal of the ASERT Collaboratives is to improve outcomes, quality of life, and community participation of individuals with autism and their families, regardless of age or severity of impairment.. Throughout this website we use the term 'autism' to refer to all Autism Spectrum Disorders.. © University of Pennsylvania | School of Medicine ::.. Terms of use..

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  • Title: Research
    Descriptive info: Ongoing Projects.. Interstate Variation in Healthcare Utilization Among Children with ASD.. Philly AIMS: Autism Instructional Methods Survey.. Understanding the Delay in the Diagnosis of Autism - Living with Autism.. Completed Studies.. The Prevalence of Autism Among a Psychiatric Population.. ASERT Needs Assessment.. Upcoming Research -.. Check back for new research!.. For Families.. Participate in Regional Research.. Please visit the.. Center for Autism Research.. website for additional studies in the Philadelphia area.. Why should I participate in research?.. Having families participate in autism research is the only way that scientists can keep looking for answers to the many questions we all have about autism.. Researchers may want to contact you as a parent/guardian or individual related to those with autism to take part in a research  ...   B, page 47) includes tips on how to determine whether a certain research study is right for you.. Prior to participating in a research study, always be aware of everything that is involved in the study, the potential benefits and risks, and how to understand the results.. Questions to ask a researcher include:.. What will I learn about my child or myself as a result of this study?.. What changes will my child or I have to make by participating in this study?.. How long will this study last?.. Has this study been reviewed by an Institutional Research Review Board (IRB)?.. Will I receive a copy of the results or the resulting publication?.. For more information about these and other ongoing or completed studies,.. email us..

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  • Title: Presentations
    Descriptive info: 2011 IMFAR Presentation.. Click here to learn about the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR).. Chelsea B.. Zimmerman; Debra R.. Langer; Megan A.. McCarthy; Lindsay J.. Lawer; Eugene Brusilovskiy; David S.. Mandell Service Use and Unmet Needs among School-Aged Children with ASD..

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  • Title: Poster Presentations
    Descriptive info: 2011 IMFAR Poster.. Colleen M.. Harker; Knashawn Morales; Ming Xie; Erica M.. Reisinger; Sujie Shin; David S.. Mandell - Examining the Trajectory of Students with ASD in a Large Public School District.. 2010 IMFAR Posters.. Click here to learn about the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR).. Kira S.. Branch; Donielle N.. Johnson; Lindsay J.. Lawer; Megan A.. McCarthy; Lori A.. Plummer; Edward S.. Brodkin; David S.. Mandell - Validity of the ADI-R in an Adult Inpatient Population.. Harker; Erica M.. Reisinger; Andrea D.. Sherman; Ming Xie; Sujie Shin;  ...   School District.. Megan A.. McCarthy; Kira S.. Branch; Lindsay J.. Lawer; Lori A.. Plummer; David S.. Mandell - Putting Recommendations into Practice: Obtaining Services for.. Children Recently Diagnosed with ASD.. Erica M.. Reisinger; Ming Xie.. ; Sujie Shin.. ; Andrea D.. Sherman; Colleen M.. Harker; David S.. Mandell - Parent-teacher concordance on the Social Responsiveness Scale.. for children with a putative diagnosis of ASD.. Andrea D.. Sherman, Sujie Shin; Colleen M Harker; Erica M.. Reisinger; David S.. Mandell - Stress in 1-Parent and 2-Parent Households with Children with.. Autism..

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  • Title: Media & Press
    Descriptive info: Reports Show Stark Picture for Families with Children with Autism - Penn Medicine News Blog..

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  • Title: Parent Guide to Research
    Descriptive info: Overview and Objectives of Intervention Guide.. There is a lot of research and much controversy regarding the best approach to care for children with autism.. Much of this research is difficult to find and even harder to understand.. At times even the experts disagree on the best way to interpret the results of various treatment studies.. Individuals who conduct these studies make predictions that the results will turn out in a particular way, which can influence their interpretation.. Studies often use different ways of measuring improvement, which can make it difficult to compare studies with each other.. The children in one study may be very different from those in another.. Age, specific symptoms, IQ, and other factors may have a big impact on whether a treatment appears to be effective.. Parent Guide to Autism Reseach.. Organization for Autism Research (OAR).. is dedicated to providing information on applied research.. It developed a.. Parent's Guide to Research.. , which provides a comprehensive overview of how to find, read, and understand autism-related research.. We highly recommend that you use this guide as you learn more about autism.. What if a source claims to have a cure for autism?.. Be careful of those sources that claim to have a cure for autism.. Even though we all wish that this were true, a cure has not yet been found.. Many of these claims are made by individuals seeking to profit from sales of their treatment.. You owe it to yourself and your child to learn how to decide how reliable and valid the information you are reading is.. How do I find research on autism?.. Autism  ...   specific treatment studies as well as more general research) can be found in the OAR Parent s Guide to Research, pages 7-12.. The following database can be used to find published research articles on autism:.. PubMed Database.. You can typically enter terms that are of particular interest to you, like autism or Applied Behavior Analysis to find research about that topic.. It is usually helpful to put terms that are more than one word in quotations, so that the search is for the whole term and not each word.. Treatments and Interventions.. The Association of Science in Autism Treatment (ASAT).. provides helpful summaries of research on various treatments for autism.. Click.. here.. to go directly to the ASAT: Summaries of Scientific Research on Interventions on Autism page.. This website DOES NOT provide treatment advice from licensed professionals.. It is important to remember that neither the summaries nor the research on which they are based are the same as advice and receiving an individualized treatment plan from a licensed, experienced professional.. Although we have gone to great lengths to make sure our information is as comprehensive, accurate and current as possible, please consult a clinician or if possible, an experienced autism clinician, before you make treatment decisions for your child.. Always check with your doctor if you have any questions or concerns about you or your child s condition, or before starting a new treatment program.. Also, remember that the best treatment strategy for a person with autism depends on their specific symptoms, medical history, and many other factors.. Please click.. to read the full disclaimer regarding the information on this website..

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  • Title: Tools for Researchers
    Descriptive info: The Tools for Researchers page has moved.. Please visit and bookmark.. http://www.. med.. upenn.. edu/cmhpsr/resources.. html.. For more information, please contact.. autism@mail.. edu..

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  • Title: Needs Assessment Reports
    Descriptive info: ASERT - bringing autism resources together for all Pennsylvanians.. Pennsylvania Autism Needs Assessment: A Survey of Individuals and Families Living with Autism.. The ASERT Needs Assessment was a state-wide survey of caregivers and individuals with autism spectrum disorder completed in 2009-2010.. The needs assessment collected information about service utilization and gaps in services.. Thank you to all who participated!.. The Statewide Summary provides a broad overview of the findings of the needs assessment.. More specific topic reports follow.. Please click the report name to view the report.. All reports are in Adobe Acrobat.. Report #1..  ...   Contact Urgent Hospital Care.. Report #5.. Getting an Autism Diagnosis and Follow-Up Care.. Report #6.. Employment Challenges.. Report #7.. Family Impact.. Report #8.. Report Recommendations.. Please see below for survey modules and responses for each age group.. All surveys and results are in Adobe Acrobat.. Pre Elementary School.. Survey.. Results.. Elementary School.. Middle/High School.. Adults out of High School.. Individuals over 18 Who Answered for Themselves.. Suggested Citations.. The document displays suggested citations for the Pennsylvania Autism Needs Assessment Reports.. Please use this format when citing any of the reports.. HOME.. |.. REGIONAL INFO.. CONTACT US..

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  • Title: Post-Secondary Conference
    Descriptive info: Inaugural Conference on Post-Secondary Programs for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders.. Welcome to the.. webpage.. This webpage provides resources from the conference that took place on May 22nd-23rd, 2012 in Harrisburg, PA.. The conference brought together post-secondary institutions from across the Commonwealth that have developed or have an interest in developing post-secondary support and transition programs for students living with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and was funded by Autism Services, Education, Resource and Training (ASERT) Collaborative.. ASERT.. is funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, Bureau of Autism Service.. As the number of individuals with ASD continues to grow and age into adulthood, they will need supports to integrate into their communities as successfully as possible.. The conference highlighted strategies, successes, and the challenges of implementing these support programs.. The goals  ...   programs.. Increased availability of, and access to,.. non-traditional.. post-secondary programs.. Representatives from Drexel University, Saint Joseph’s University, Penn State Hershey, Eastern University, and Mercyhurst University presented on their own post-secondary ASD specific programs.. Learn about the presenters and watch their presentations.. Presenters - Brief Biography.. PowerPoint Presentations.. The PowerPoint handouts from each presentation can be found here.. Videos.. The video clips of each presentation can be found here.. Conference Summary Report.. This document summarizes the proceedings of the conference.. Evaluation Results.. Attendees were asked to rate the conference and describe the barriers faced in developing a program for students with ASD.. Other Materials from Conference.. Venn Diagram of Post-Secondary Programs.. Map of Attending Post-Secondary Institutions.. Contact Information.. Feedback or comments? Does your post-secondary program have an autism support program? Email us at..

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  • Title: Terms of Use
    Descriptive info: CMHPSR Autism Website Terms of Use Statement.. This site is live for testing purposes only.. None of the content is finalized or endorsed by the University of Pennsylvania or authors of the site.. THIS SITE AND RELATED SERVICES ARE PROVIDED SUBJECT TO YOUR COMPLIANCE WITH THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH BELOW.. Please read the.. following information carefully.. Your continued use of this site will indicate your agreement to be bound by the terms and conditions set forth below.. If you do not agree to be bound by the terms and conidions, promptly exit this site.. Your continued use of this site indicates your acceptance of those terms and conditions.. Site Development.. 1.. Privacy.. Your privacy is of the utmost importance to us.. Please review CMHPSR Autism Site s Privacy Statement for a thorough description of how we gather, use, and protect your personal information.. 2.. Restrictions on Use and Ownership.. All pages within this Web site and any material made available for download (collectively referred to as the Site ) are the property of CMHPSR Autism and/or its subsidiaries and affiliates.. The content on the Site is provided for informational purposes only.. CMHPSR Autism hereby grants you a nonexclusive license to use the Site solely for your personal, non-commercial use and not to use the Site to obtain materials, data, or information for purposes of gaining a competitive advantage.. As a condition of your use of this Site, you warrant to CMHPSR Autism that you will not use the Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms and Conditions.. If you breach any of these Terms and Conditions, your authorization to use this Site automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any downloaded or printed materials.. The contents of the Site (including the text, images, audio, and video) are copyrighted and may not be distributed, modified, reproduced, or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of CMHPSR Autism, except that you may download content from the Site to any single computer for your personal, non-commercial use only, provided you keep intact all copyright, trademark, and other proprietary notices and comply with any applicable end user license agreements.. For purposes of these Terms and Conditions, any use of these materials on any other Web site or networked computer environment for any purpose is prohibited.. Persons viewing this Site may not make copies of any of the materials on it for any purpose, with the sole exception of the automatic copies that your Web browser may make to a temporary cache on your computer s hard drive for ordinary private viewing purposes.. Any rights not expressly granted by these Terms and Conditions or any applicable end user license agreements are reserved by CMHPSR Autism.. 3.. No Medical Advice.. All health and health-related information contained within this Web site is intended to be general in nature and should not be used as a substitute for a visit to a health care professional.. The information you obtain from this Site might be inappropriate for your own situation or might be misinterpreted.. CMHPSR Autism assumes no responsibility for how you use the information you obtain from this Site.. Neither the information provided by CMHPSR Autism nor any other application available through this Web site is a substitute for appropriate and timely contact with your physician.. The CMHPSR Autism Web site is not a substitute for consultation with your physician.. You should never change or stop any course of treatment prescribed by your physician without first consulting him or her.. Also, please note that although we strive to keep our information up to date, medical information changes rapidly and some information may be out of date.. For advice about your own situation, ask your doctor! (Insert name/URL of site) will not disclose any information regarding you to any unaffiliated third party unless you authorize that person to receive your information or the information is required to be disclosed by law.. (For additional information, please see CMHPSR Autism s Privacy Statement.. CMHPSR Autism cannot ensure that the information contained on its server will be available at all times, and because you are responsible for inputting information onto the CMHPSR Autism server, CMHPSR Autism cannot ensure that the information provided by on its Web site will be accurate.. The CMHPSR Autism Web site is NOT designed to make diagnoses or to help you make diagnoses.. Only your physician can properly diagnose and treat your illness.. 4.. Warranty Disclaimer.. This site, including any content or information contained within it or any site-related service, is provided as is, with all faults, with no represenations or warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and noninfringement.. You assume total responsibility and risk for your use of this site, site-related services, and hyperlinked web sites.. No oral or written information or advice given by CMHPSR Autism OR CMHPSR Autism s authorized representatives shall create a warranty or in any way increase the scope of this warranty.. 5.. Waiver, Release and Limitation  ...   reliability of any of the information, content, or advertisements contained on, distributed through, linked, downloaded, or accessed from any of the services contained on this Web site, nor the quality of any products, information, or other materials displayed, purchased, or obtained by you as a result of an advertisement or any other information or offer in or in connection therewith.. It is up to you to take precautions to ensure that whatever you select for your use or download is free of such items as viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and other items of a destructive nature.. If you decide to access any of the third party sites linked to this Site, you do this entirely at your own risk.. 9.. Hyperlinks to This Site.. Persons constructing other Web sites may, of course, link to any of the pages on this Site.. 10.. Caching.. Web mirror sites and commercial online services may request written permission to cache this entire Site to their hard drives for the purpose of enabling people to access it more easily or view it more rapidly.. Note, however, that under no circumstances will they be granted the right to copy parts of the Site piecemeal, but only to copy the entire Site, preserving all the interior and exterior links, and not employing any of the materials out of their original context.. For permission to mirror the Site, please send email describing your request.. 11.. Advertising.. No advertisement is accepted on this web site.. 12.. Choice of Law and Venue.. These Terms and Conditions are entered into in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, exclusive of its choice of law rules.. In any action to enforce these Terms and Conditions, the prevailing party will be entitled to costs and attorneys fees.. In the event that any of the Terms and Conditions are held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable, such provisions shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that these Terms and Conditions shall otherwise remain in full force and effect.. Any cause of action or claim you may have with respect to your use of CMHPSR Autism s Web site must be commenced within one (1) year after the claim or cause of action arises.. CMHPSR Autism s failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any provision of this Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right.. 13.. Indemnification.. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless CMHPSR Autism, its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, agents, suppliers, and Licensors (collectively the Service Providers ) from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees, resulting from any violation of this Agreement or any activity related to your use of CMHPSR Autism s Web site or account (including negligent or wrongful conduct) by you or any other person accessing the Web site using your account or password.. 14.. Third Party Rights.. The provisions of paragraphs 5 (Waiver, Release and Limitation of Liability) and 12 (Indemnification) and are for the benefit of CMHPSR Autism and its officers, directors, employees, agents, suppliers, and Licensors.. Each of these individuals or entities shall have the right to assert and enforce those provisions directly against you on its own behalf.. 15.. Term; Termination.. This Agreement shall commence upon your accessing this Web site.. CMHPSR Autism may terminate this Agreement without prior notice at any time for any reason including but not limited to personal account access to any CMHPSR Autism Services and applications due to extended periods of inactivity and upon notification of your death.. Access to Services and accounts shall not be transferable to a third party and may be terminated upon your death.. The provisions of the Disclaimer set forth above and of paragraphs 4 (Claims of Copyright Infringement), 12 (Choice of Law and Venue), 13 (Indemnification), and 14 (Third Party Rights) and shall survive any termination of this Agreement.. 16.. Assignment.. CMHPSR Autism may assign its rights and duties under this Agreement to any party at any time without notice to you.. 17.. Notice.. CMHPSR Autism may deliver notice to you under this Agreement by means of electronic mail, a general notice on the Web site, or by written communication delivered by first class U.. S.. mail to your address on record in CMHPSR Autism account information.. 18.. Entire Agreement.. These Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between CMHPSR Autism and you pertaining to the subject matter hereof.. In its sole discretion, CMHPSR Autism may, from time to time, revise these Terms and Conditions by updating this posting.. You should, therefore, periodically visit this page to review the current Terms and Conditions, so you are aware of any such versions to which you are bound.. Certain provisions of these Terms and Conditions may be superseded by expressly designated legal notices or terms located on particular pages within this Site.. Neither the course of conduct between the parties nor trade practice shall act to modify any provision of this Agreement..

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  • Title: ASERT Homepage
    Descriptive info: Welcome to the Pennsylvania ASERT.. Autism Services - Education - Resources - Training.. Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, Bureau of Autism Services.. established three regional collaboratives in response to the Autism Task Force to address the needs of Pennsylvanians with autism across the Commonwealth.. Mission of ASERT.. The mission of the.. ASERT Collaboratives.. is to enhance the lives of Pennsylvanians with autism,  ...   and interventions, providing information and support to families, training professionals in best practices and facilitating parternships among providers of services throughout the Commonwealth.. The main focus of the ASERTs moving forward is to respond to the information gathered from the.. PA Autism Needs Assessment.. Click here to view the Pennsylvania Autism Census Report.. Click here to view the Pennsylvania Autism Needs Assessment Reports..

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