Archived Media Watch Letters

ASAT has shared almost 200 letters with the autism community. Please scroll below to peruse our library of archived Media Watch letters. Letters related to specific treatments may also appear when you use the search bar on our website. To read more about Media Watch, please click here.

Disclaimer:  Media Watch letters represent the views of the individual writer(s) and do not necessarily represent a formal position taken by the Board of 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…

ASAT Responds to KEPR TV’s, “ABA Program Launches to Help Underserved Autistic Children”

September 28, 2017

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Dear Ms. Burch, Thank you for your recent article showcasing the opening of Children’s Developmental Center, a program for children with autism based on the time-tested and scientifically-validated principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA). Often times, journalists shed light on one of the many fad therapies lacking research support, some of which may actually cause harm. This…

ASAT Responds to The Conversation’s, “Report Sparks Concern About How Schools Support Students With Disabilities”

July 16, 2017

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Dear Mr. Walker, We are writing in response to your recent article, “Report sparks concern about how schools support students with disabilities.”  We would like to thank you for raising awareness about an important issue facing Australian families and educators, which is the education and treatment of children with disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders (ASD). …

ASAT Responds to Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s, “Mother ‘Distressed’ by Mental Health Services Proposal to Send Autistic Son to Detention Centre”

July 6, 2017

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Dear Ms. Burgess, We are writing in response to your article, “Mother ‘distressed’ by mental health services proposal to send autistic son to detention centre.”  Firstly, we would like to thank you for raising awareness of a very important issue facing families in Australia, which is the education and treatment of children and teens with…

ASAT Responds to New Zealand Herald’s, “Opinion: Teach All Teachers Strategies for Autistic Children, Urges Autism NZ”

June 29, 2017

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We at the Association for Science in Autism Treatment (ASAT) would like to commend Dane Dougan, Chief Executive of Autism New Zealand (Autism NZ) on the article, “Opinion: Teach All Teachers Strategies for Autistic Children, Urges Autism NZ,” published in the New Zealand Herald (April 12, 2017).  Mr. Dougan indicated that, “Autism NZ believes teachers…