Autism Collaborative Centers of Excellence

ACCE Executive Hub ACCE Community Hubs

ACCE 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.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Our community hubs are committed to providing information and resources to organizations, families and individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. However, our hubs will not be accepting walk-ins at this time but will be available by email and will be returning calls. The best way to reach us a this time is through email. Please contact your local hub. 

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. 

  • Contact: Sandra R. Kirchner, Ph.D.
  • Phone: 570-861-8311
  • Email: autismhub@e-csc.org
  • Address: 20 North Laurel Street, Suite 2E, Hazleton, PA
  • Website

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).

  • Contact: Esther Brennan
  • Phone: 570-772-2491
  • Email: ebrennan@hopeability.org
  • Address: 614 West Fourth Street, Williamsport, PA
  • Website

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.

  • Contact: Kristin Hoffman
  • Phone: 570-674-8200
  • Email: khoffman@misericordia.edu
  • Address: College of Health Sciences, 50 Lake Street, Dallas PA
  • Website

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