Direct Financial Support

ASAT believes that individuals with autism have the right to effective treatments which are scientifically demonstrated to make meaningful, positive change in their lives. It can be challenging for families to find accurate information about the efficacy of various interventions for autism, and for that reason, central to ASAT’s mission, is the goal of disseminating accurate information about autism treatments. ASAT works toward a time when all families will be empowered to identify and choose the most effective, scientifically-validated interventions for their child, and all providers can be guided by science when selecting and implementing their interventions.

Because of the generosity of people like you, ASAT is able to provide information and resources to thousands of individuals per year through our website and newsletter. With your financial support, we can make a greater difference in the lives and futures of people with autism. Given the overwhelming position that families and providers are in when making treatment decisions, we have so much work to do — and we can only do it with the help of giving people like you.

ASAT depends on public and private support to help us fulfill our mission. In contrast to most other autism organizations, ASAT has no paid staff and relatively small overhead expenses. Therefore, your donations go directly to supporting our important work.

Thank you for considering financial support of ASAT and its programs. If you have additional questions on how you can help, please feel free to contact at donate@asatonline.org.

Donations

Donations in any amount are always appreciated. Please complete the lower panel of our donor card and send your check or money order:

ASAT
PO Box 1447
Hoboken, NJ 07030

Alternatively, donations can be made with a credit or debit card through Pay Pal, our secure online donation partner. Please click on the “Donate Now” button below in the lower left corner of this page or visit www.asatonline.org/donate.

For a list of our recent donors, please see our donors page As a 501(c)3 organization, donations made to ASAT are tax deductible up to the full extent allowed by law. We will provide you with an acknowledgement of your contribution for tax return purposes.

Becoming a Professional Sponsor

There are many professional organizations and businesses who, along with ASAT, are concerned about the plethora of treatments that lack scientific support – and the burden this then places on families and service providers who are struggling to make decisions about treatment.

We are proud to share that 42 professional organizations participated in our sponsorship initiative last year. Please see our current list of Professional Sponsors here. These professional organizations have indicated their support for ASAT and its mission to disseminate accurate, scientifically-sound information about autism and treatments for autism, and to improve access to effective, science-based treatments for all people with autism, regardless of age, severity of condition, income or place of residence.

Professional sponsorships not only provide financial support used specifically for our dissemination efforts, but also send a clear message that ASAT’s vision is shared by others within the professional community. The funds provided by the ASAT sponsors will help support a number of directed efforts undertaken by ASAT this year (e.g., distribution of Science in Autism Treatment, a journalist/media education program, and public awareness of our newsletter and website).

ASAT’s current Professional Sponsors have indicated their support of the following tenets:

  1. All treatments for individuals with autism should be guided by the best available scientific information.
  2. Service providers have a responsibility to rely on science-based treatments.
  3. Service providers should take steps necessary to help consumers differentiate between scientifically-validated treatments and treatments that lack validation.
  4. Consumers should be informed that any treatment lacking scientific support should be pursued with great caution, if at all.
  5. Objective data should be used when making clinical decisions.

There are several levels of sponsorship for 2015, as follows:

  • Sustaining $10,000
  • Partner $5,000
  • Champion $2,000
  • Benefactor $1,000
  • Alliance $500
  • Patron $200

Professional Sponsors will receive:

  • Recognition in two issues of ASAT’s newsletter, Science in Autism Treatment
  • Recognition on www.asatonline.org from within one month of sponsorship up to the end of the sponsorship year along with a display of your organization’s icon and a link to your website
  • Partners will receive two half-page ads or one full-page ad in Science in Autism Treatment at no charge
  • Champions will receive two quarter-page ads or one half-page ad in Science in Autism Treatment at no charge
  • Benefactors will receive one quarter-page ad in Science in Autism Treatment at no charge

The tasks of educating the public about scientifically validated intervention and countering pseudoscience are daunting ones; and ASAT appreciates the support of our Professional Sponsors. If you are an organization or program involved in autism interested in becoming a Professional Sponsor, please download the Professional Sponsorship form here.

Becoming a Community Sponsor

In 2010, we broadened our sponsorships initiative to include the support of members of the business community and other community-based organizations. Please see our current list of Community Sponsors here.

ASAT’s Community Sponsors should support of the following:

  1. Science is the most objective, time-tested and reliable approach to discerning between safe, effective autism treatments, and those that are harmful or ineffective.
  2. All treatments for individuals with autism should be guided by the best available scientific information.

The tasks of educating the public about scientifically validated intervention and countering pseudoscience are daunting ones; and ASAT appreciates the support of our Community Sponsors. If you are a local business or corporation interested in becoming a Community Sponsor, please download the Community Sponsorship form here.

Advertising

The Association for Science in Autism Treatment (ASAT) accepts advertising for the ASATonline.org web site, newsletter and other ASAT publications to offset its operational expenses. Advertising may represent a way for your organization to support ASAT while having the opportunity to promote your organization. To learn more please see For Advertisers.

Products or services accepted for advertisement by ASAT must be consistent with the organization’s mission to disseminate accurate, scientifically sound information about autism and treatments for autism and to improve access to effective, science-based treatments for all people with autism, regardless of age, severity of condition, income or place of residence. All advertisers must complete an ASAT Advertising Application

Matching Gifts

In addition, it is also important to consider approaching your employer to find out if the company can match your gift to ASAT. Some companies even make contributions that are twice as much as your individual donation! ASAT would be happy to provide information to your employer or complete applications for matching contributions. Please send requests to donate@asatonline.org.