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PA Governor Rendell: New Report Shows Demand for Autism Services will Continue to Rise
Date:11/18/2009

dinarily important tool in identifying the types of services needed and the areas of the state where they are needed the most. With the census report, Pennsylvania is uniquely situated to coordinate its efforts to provide necessary assistance to people with autism and their families. The report also identified key areas where cross-systems collaboration and coordination are needed:

  • High-level planning for children transitioning into adulthood;
  • Planning for housing for the growing population of adults with autism;
  • Consistent data collection methods; and
  • The continued need to increase capacity of professionals to evaluate, diagnose, educate and provide services.

For more information on programs and services for Pennsylvanians with autism, visit www.dpw.state.pa.us or call 866-539-7689.

Media contacts:

Stacey Witalec, DPW; 717-787-4592

Gary Tuma, Governor's Office; 717-783-1116

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