Archived Media Watch Articles

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 news.com.au’s, “Mum Julia Coorey on surviving an autism diagnosis and importance of early diagnosis”

March 28, 2017

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Dear Ms. Coorey, We are writing in response to your thoughtful article, “Mum Julia Coorey on surviving an autism diagnosis and importance of early diagnosis.”  Your article is not only a moving personal story of your journey through an autism diagnosis, but an educational article for other families of newly diagnosed children.  In Australia, the…

ASAT Responds to Good Housekeeping’s, “Costco is Hosting Sensory-Friendly Shopping Hours for People with Autism”

March 4, 2017

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Dear Ms. Stieg, The Association for Science in Autism Treatment (ASAT), would like to thank you for your article entitled, “Costco Is Hosting Sensory-Friendly Shopping Hours For People With Autism.”  This is an important topic because consumers may be unaware of options to accommodate individuals with special needs.  We are grateful for the small but…

ASAT Responds to Autism Parenting Magazine’s, “Simple Ways You Can Help Strengthen the ASD Sibling Relationship”

February 15, 2017

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Dear Ms. Burton, We are writing in response to an article you recently published titled, “Simple Ways You Can Help Strengthen the ASD Sibling Relationship.”  First, we would like to commend you for discussing an important topic that impacts all families with siblings, particularly those families whose children include an individual with autism.  As you…

ASAT Responds to The National UAE’s, “Dubai mother campaigned for special needs centre guaranteeing a place for everyone”

January 19, 2017

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Dear Ms. Sawy, We would like to thank you for your educational and inspiring article titled, “Dubai mother campaigned for special needs centre guaranteeing a place for everyone.”  Your article is not only motivating, but also very informative. You expose your readers to the challenges associated with the accessibility of autism-based treatment/education at an international…

ASAT Responds to The Indian Express’, “Enacting Shakespeare’s play helps autistic kids in developing communication skills”

December 15, 2016

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Dear The Indian Express, We at the Association for Science in Autism Treatment (ASAT) are writing in response to your article highlighting some recent research – using Shakespeare’s plays (via the Hunter Heartbeat Method) to develop communication in children with autism.  This is an interesting story and we agree that the plays provide an environment…

ASAT Responds to ABC News, “‘Life, Animated’ Parents Describe How Animated Characters Helped Son With Autism Connect”

November 1, 2016

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Dear Ms. Roberts and Ms. McAfee, On behalf of the Association for Science in Autism Treatment (ASAT), we are writing in response to your article, “‘Life Animated’ Parents Describe How Animated Characters Helped Son with Autism Connect.”  We value the encouraging message this story evokes, as well as the focus on individualizing and utilizing interests…