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May 1, 2012 - April 30, 2013
A primary recommendation of the Pennsylvania Autism Task Force commissioned in 2004, these regional collaboratives were created to enhance the lives of Pennsylvanians with autism of all ages and abilities by improving regional access to quality services and interventions, providing information and support to families, training professionals in best practices and facilitating partnerships among providers of services throughout the Commonwealth.
Ensure that people living with autism and their families, in every part of the Commonwealth, can access quality supports and interventions that are based on best practices and provided by trained professionals
Develop educational materials relative to an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and disseminate to families, providers and other stakeholders
Research yielding practical and measurable results that contribute to enhance quality of life for people with autism and provide evidence-based information for use by families and service providers
Increase the capacity of professionals with expertise in providing services and supports to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and their families