AID in PA is a new online resource for individuals with autism and/or an intellectual or developmental disability, their families and caregivers, and professionals across Pennsylvania. It is a collaborative effort between various offices within the Pennsylvania Office of Developmental Programs (ODP), including ASERT (Autism Services, Education, Resources and Training), #ASDNext, the Philly Autism Project, the HCQUs (Health Care Quality Units) across the state, and Temple University’s department of Disability Resources and Services.
The online resource began in response to the COVID-19 pandemic during the spring of 2020. The goal of AID in PA is arming self-advocates and those who support them with the information they need to navigate the pandemic, including a series of webinars, print documentation, and external resource link collections. While continuing to focus on emergency response and COVID-related needs, AID in PA has shifted its focus toward other endeavors including offering guidance and support through a multitude of challenges facing the Intellectual Disabilities/Developmental Disabilities /Autism communities, such as healthy sexuality and trauma support and recovery.
To learn more about AID in PA and to access its resources, visit www.aidinpa.org or contact AID in PA at AIDInPennsylvania@gmail.com or 1-877-231-4244. Several helpful resources from AID in PA are linked below: