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Pa Observes Autism Awareness Day

56,000 state residents receive services.
HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA - Governor Tom Corbett declared Wednesday, April 2 Autism Awareness Day in Pennsylvania, as part of the worldwide observance. 
The governor says  the number of people in the state who receive services for autism  has nearly tripled in the last few years, to more than 56,000 Pennsylvanians.

He says it's estimated that 130,000 more Pennsylvanians could be diagnosed with autism, based on national statistics.

The Autism Services, Education, Research, and Training Collaboratives (ASERT) is funded and overseen by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare.  For more information on the ASERT Collaborative, visit www.paautism.org or call 1-877-231-4244 to get connected to local resources.
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