Who should contribute to this Forum?
The ASAT Forum solicits a variety of voices from many domains. We encourage submissions from parents, caregivers, and professionals.
Our intent is to solicit and consider submissions on a wide variety of autism- related topics, and these may include discussions of biomedical or behavioral research; day to day life with a child, adolescent or adult with autism; individual case histories of people who have been diagnosed with autism, comments about emerging research, etc. It is important to note, however, that while we support legitimate inquiry into promising areas of research, we recognize that autism treatment has been fraught with unsubstantiated fads and dubious treatments. Therefore, we are particularly interested in those submissions that demonstrate an understanding of how science should inform intervention for autism. We do not encourage submissions that advocate for treatments that have not been empirically verified as effective.
We are interested in civil discussion of autism-related issues, so that we may all continue to expand our understanding of how to help children and adults with autism. We will not publish or respond to submissions that contain flaming rhetoric or personal attacks. Submissions may be scholarly or personal in both tone and language.
Submissions should be the intellectual property of the submitting author: Do not include any copyrighted material without the proper attributions or permissions. Research articles or summaries of recent research should reference the appropriate sources.
Submission may be in the form of a letter to the editors, an extended commentary, or a brief article.
Submissions to the ASAT Forum will be selected by ASAT’s Editorial Review Board. Any submission chosen for publication may be further edited, although no edited piece will be published without the author’s final approval. From time to time, the editors may solicit commentary on particular themes or topics as they become relevant.