Jane Asher discusses the challenges
facing parents of newly diagnosed
children with autism.

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Jane Asher highlights the many
resources that ASAT has to
offer the autism community.

ASAT Resources

Jane Asher offers several important
considerations to guide any and all
decisions about autism treatment.

Autism Treatment

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ASAT Responds to the Herald-Times Online, “Why I support ABA therapy”

Dear Adria Nassim, We would like to thank you for your recent article titled “Column: Why I Support ABA Therapy” published on Herald-Times Online, in which you shared your personal journey with Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and dedication to science-based treatments for autism. We recognize that the use and support of ABA is a controversial…

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ASAT Responds to “As Remote Work Becomes the Norm, Vast New Possibilities Open for Autistic People”

Dear Dr. Samuel, We are writing in response to your recently published article, “As Remote Work Becomes the Norm, Vast New Possibilities Open for Autistic People.” As the mother of a son with autism and a technology researcher, you offer valuable insight into how employees on the autism spectrum may thrive in a post-Covid world.…

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ASAT Responds to The Philadelphia Inquirer’s “Children with autism spectrum disorder need more support during the pandemic”

Dear Mr. Himelstein, We are writing in response to your article, “Children with autism spectrum disorder need more support during the pandemic”.  Thank you for highlighting the unique way in which the pandemic has impacted those with autism.  Many face-to-face therapies for children with autism have been disrupted during the pandemic, which can be challenging…

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What is Autism?

Defining Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism is a complex neurobehavioral disorder characterized by impairment in reciprocal social interaction, impairment in communication, and the presence of repetitive and stereotypic patterns of behaviors, interests, and activities…

ABA Treatment

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Practitioners of applied behavior analysis (ABA) aim to improve socially important behavior by using interventions that are based upon principles of learning theory and that have been evaluated in experiments using reliable and objective measurement

Recurrence of Autism in Families

How likely is it that I could have another child with autism?

“I am a parent of a young boy with autism. I don’t know of any other individuals in my family with an autism diagnosis but am considering having more children. How likely is it that I could have another child with autism?”

What Autism Awareness Should be About

April is Autism Awareness Month. Blue puzzle pieces will appear on thousands of Facebook pages and billboards, and the media will give greater attention to autism.

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ASAT Responds to the Herald-Times Online, “Why I support ABA therapy”

Dear Adria Nassim, We would like to thank you for your recent article titled “Column: Why I Support ABA Therapy” published on Herald-Times Online, in which you shared your personal journey with Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and dedication to science-based treatments for autism. We recognize that the use and support of ABA is a controversial…

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ASAT Responds to “As Remote Work Becomes the Norm, Vast New Possibilities Open for Autistic People”

Dear Dr. Samuel, We are writing in response to your recently published article, “As Remote Work Becomes the Norm, Vast New Possibilities Open for Autistic People.” As the mother of a son with autism and a technology researcher, you offer valuable insight into how employees on the autism spectrum may thrive in a post-Covid world.…

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ASAT Responds to The Philadelphia Inquirer’s “Children with autism spectrum disorder need more support during the pandemic”

Dear Mr. Himelstein, We are writing in response to your article, “Children with autism spectrum disorder need more support during the pandemic”.  Thank you for highlighting the unique way in which the pandemic has impacted those with autism.  Many face-to-face therapies for children with autism have been disrupted during the pandemic, which can be challenging…

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What is Autism?

Defining Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism is a complex neurobehavioral disorder characterized by impairment in reciprocal social interaction, impairment in communication, and the presence of repetitive and stereotypic patterns of behaviors, interests, and activities…

ABA Treatment

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Practitioners of applied behavior analysis (ABA) aim to improve socially important behavior by using interventions that are based upon principles of learning theory and that have been evaluated in experiments using reliable and objective measurement

Recurrence of Autism in Families

How likely is it that I could have another child with autism?

“I am a parent of a young boy with autism. I don’t know of any other individuals in my family with an autism diagnosis but am considering having more children. How likely is it that I could have another child with autism?”

What Autism Awareness Should be About

April is Autism Awareness Month. Blue puzzle pieces will appear on thousands of Facebook pages and billboards, and the media will give greater attention to autism.

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Find a complete list of psychological, educational and therapeutic interventions for autism. Learn which autism treatments work, which need more research, and which treatments do not work.

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Navigate the complex maze that is autism treatment. Learn about effective treatment options and how to overcome some of the day-to-day challenges that you or your child may experience.

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