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 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…

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…