Dear Ms. Geranpayeh, On behalf of the Association for Science in Autism Treatment (ASAT), we would like to commend you for your article, “Reality of living with autism in UAE.” By responding to your article, we hope to further disseminate the information you shared and to promote awareness of autis...
Melissa TaylorAs someone who lives outside a large urban area, it is very easy to forget that not everyone with ASD has the same access to resources as families do here. I'm happy to know that there are organizations like ASAT willing to disseminate the message on a global scale.1 day ago
Tracie LindbladGlobal acceptance, support, and resources needs to be a goal for individuals and families living with ASD. Thanks to ASAT for their support and dissemination of this message!3 days ago · 1
Sunita ChhatwaniChristopher and Association for Science in Autism Treatment deserves a big round of applause for responding to a piece of news on autism from the UAE media. We hope such efforts by ASAT will help in building greater awareness, understanding and acceptance of autism in UAE where the autism prevalence is on rise and societal acceptance and available resources are minimal.2 days ago
The reality that I couldn’t escape was that if I had so much difficulty in finding services for my son, many families who were less prepared to navigate the system would be left completely without hope. Many individuals with autism would fall through the cracks. It was at this point I dedicated myself to creating a system of supports for families in crisis…So it was with these individuals and their families in mind that I founded Aging with Autism (www.agingwithautism.org).”
Melissa TaylorI love her advice for new parents: "Be a discriminating consumer of products, programs and services. Examine outcomes – require and make sure you understand the data." Such a great point.1 day ago · 2
Sunita ChhatwaniWhat an excellent interview ASAT, throwing light on one of the most challenging issues with ASD population from an experienced parent and a dedicated professional, on aging with autism and providing meaningful guidance to parents of newly diagnosed children.4 days ago · 1
“I was fortunate to have devoted, loving parents who were tireless in their quest to seek a cure, or at least pain relief, for my suffering. An organization like ASAT, with so many wonderful, caring people, and its goals of educating parents and battling harmful, unscientific research, would have been most beneficial to my parents, who had limited resources and education. There was no ASAT-like organization for my parents when I was younger, but for the thousands and thousands of parents learning of a child‘s autism diagnosis, I can appreciate the important role that ASAT can play in guiding them to the best possible treatment decisions for their child.”