Contact the Bureau of Autism Services

Thank you for contacting the Bureau of Autism Services, Office of Developmental Programs. Please see the options below to contact BAS or connect to the information that you need.

Requesting an Application for the Adult Autism Waiver (AAW) or Adult Community Autism Program (ACAP)

There are two ways to request an application for Pennsylvania’s adult autism programs: by phone, or online. Applications may not be requested via email or through this website.

To request an application by phone:

Call 1-866-539-7689 (toll free number) and follow the prompts to select the Adult Autism Waiver or the Adult Community Autism Program. Leave a message with the following information: 

  • Name of person who wishes to apply
  • Telephone number
  • Address
  • County of Residence
  • If you are calling on the behalf of the person who wishes to apply also leave your name and daytime phone number.

To request an application online:

Visit the Information Referral Tool (IRT):

  • The IRT asks a few basic questions and will link individuals who indicate an interest in Autism Services to the COMPASS website.
  • Once connected to COMPASS, select “Submit a Referral.”
  • After answering some additional questions, the referral is submitted electronically to the Bureau of Autism Services.
Autism Resources & Training
For general information about trainings and resources available through the Office of Developmental Programs, including BAS, visit

If you are a provider with questions about BAS training requirements, including FBA and trainings that count toward the Behavior Specialist License, email

If you are a newly diagnosed family; are looking for transition resources; or want to get connected to a support group in your region, the ASERT Resource Center can help. ASERT offers a wide variety of resources and trainings for individuals with autism across the lifespan, their families, and the professionals who support them, including information about the BAS adult autism programs.

Connect with ASERT’s Statewide Resource Center in three ways:
Other Questions?
For all other inquiries, you can contact us by phone or by mail.
  • Call toll-free in PA: 866-539-7689
  • Mailing address: Department of Human Services, Office of Developmental Programs, Bureau of Autism Services; P.O. Box 2675; Harrisburg, PA 17105