Who We Are

The Association for Science in Autism Treatment (ASAT) was established in 1998 as a not-for-profit organization of parents and professionals committed to improving the education, treatment, and care of people with autism. With a mission to promote science-based treatments for people with autism that are safe and effective, ASAT disseminates accurate, timely, and scientifically sound information while advocating for the use of scientific methods to guide decision-making and to combat unsubstantiated, inaccurate, and false information about autism and its treatment. ASAT’s published offerings (e.g., its newsletter, website, and social media platforms) can provide undergraduate and graduate teaching faculty with abundant opportunities to reinforce the relevance of published research and the scientific method, as well as help students identify and analyze evidence-based autism interventions. ASAT is committed to helping parents and other consumers become more savvy decision makers when it comes to important choices, including the following:

  • how best to help their child;
  • how to differentiate science and pseudoscience; and
  • how to make sense of the plethora of information and misinformation available on the Internet.

In addition to consumers, we believe that undergraduate and graduate students from all disciplines would also benefit greatly from these skills.