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Function-based intervention is key to effective behavior change for behaviors of concern in individuals with autism. So what happens when emergency behavioral situations arise and the function of behavior cannot be appropriately assessed? ASAT responds to The Washington Post's, “Nowhere to go: Young people with severe autism languish weeks or longer in hospitals.”

Read ASAT's response and find the link to the original article here:
www.asatonline.org/media-watch/asat-responds-washington-posts-nowhere-go-young-people-severe-auti...
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Function-based intervention is key to effective behavior change for behaviors of concern in individuals with autism.  So what happens when emergency behavioral situations arise and the function of behavior cannot be appropriately assessed?  ASAT responds to The Washington Posts, “Nowhere to go: Young people with severe autism languish weeks or longer in hospitals.” 

Read ASATs response and find the link to the original article here:
https://www.asatonline.org/media-watch/asat-responds-washington-posts-nowhere-go-young-people-severe-autism-languish-weeks-longer-hospitals/

 

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This Washington Post article highlights an important concern for individuals with ASD in crisis situations. Thanks for your helpful response, ASAT!

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ASAT Responds to The Washington Post’s, “Nowhere to Go: Young People with Severe Autism Languish Weeks or Longer in Hospitals”

November 14, 2017

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Dear Ms. Jewett, We are writing in response to your recent article, “Nowhere to go: Young people with severe autism languish weeks or longer in hospitals.”  We would like to commend you for highlighting an important issue, which is the extreme difficulties people with autism and their families encounter in crisis situations.  Your article also…

ASAT Responds to The Globe and Mail’s, “Ontario Family Launches Human Rights Complaint Over Access to Therapy for Son with Autism”

October 31, 2017

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Dear Ms. Mcquigge, We are writing in response to your article recently published on The Globe and Mail, “Ontario family launches human rights complaint over access to therapy for son with autism.”  Thank you for choosing to cover this topic.  Similar situations, in which parents are concerned that the needs of their children with autism…

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