Autism Collaborative Centers of Excellence

ACCE Executive Hub Community Hubs Mansfield University Autism Resource Center

Community Hubs

ACCE directly benefits preschool children through adults with ASD in the 13-county area of Northeastern and North Central Pennsylvania. Specific services will vary by age but will be available to families regardless of gender, race, or socioeconomic status.

How do I know which hub I should contact?

People can go to any hub for information related to services for Autism in the 13 counties. Some hubs may have particular expertise or services on site in areas such as vocational services, behavioral services, diagnostics and medical providers, etc. If anyone needs assistance with directing their inquiry, the executive hub at The University of Scranton can help direct individuals to the proper hub or partners in the ACCE network.

Hub Locations & Services

Children's Service Center/Hazleton -The Hazleton Hub seeks to support individuals of any age, and their families, at any stage of the diagnostic and treatment continuum. They offer an integrated model of parent peer support, referral, and screening to assist with access to diagnosis for children and adults as well as quality services in all areas of treatment and daily living. 

East Stroudsburg University-The ESU Autism Education Center offers referrals, networking, educational, and socio-emotional programs for individuals with autism and their families. The goal of the ESU Autism Education Center is to improve coordination of care, identification of gaps in services, and establishment of programs to support identified needs, with an emphasis on collaboration between community partners, university faculty/students, and families seeking services related to ASD.  

Hope Enterprises - Hosts a community hub on their Children’s Campus. Located on West Edwin Street in Williamsport, this location will help individuals and families in Lycoming & Clinton counties navigate the local resources available to those with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Mansfield University- Mansfield University's Autism Resource Center is located in Retan Center at Mansfield University. Dr. Alison Polly is the director of the center. Goals of this program referral and coordination of services for local families, social skills instruction for adolescents with autism, and improving training for first responders through the University Police Academy program. Additionally, the program will offer two institute for adolescents for social skills, transition skills, and safety this summer.

Misericordia University - The Autism Center at Misericordia is comprised of a number of programs and services that support people on the Autism Spectrum of Disorders across the life-span. The goal of the Autism Center if to offer the highest quality programs available, while endeavoring to establish programs and networks based on community needs and to fill identified gaps in care.

The University of Scranton - The executive hub at the University directs individuals to the hubs and projects within the ACCE network. In addition, the University hosts the Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) graduate certificate and offers individuals with Autism the opportunity to participate in an ABA experience with our students and faculty.

ACCE Executive Hub

ABA Program