Useful Links

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ASAT is a not-for-profit organization of parents and professionals committed to improving the education, treatment, and care of people with autism. Since autism was first identified, there has been a long history of failed treatments and fads, levied on vulnerable individuals as well as on their families. From the scandal of the “refrigerator mother” theory, to th
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e ongoing parade of “miracle cures” and “magical breakthroughs”, history has been dominated by improbable theories about causation and treatments.
Many of these treatments have been too quickly adopted by professionals, too readily sensationalized by the media, and too hastily embraced by hopeful consumers – well before supporting evidence or reasonable probability existed for their effectiveness or safety. Since ASAT was established in 1998, it has been our goal to work toward adopting higher standards of accountability for the care, education and treatment of all individuals with autism.


The purpose of Autism Watch is to provide a scientific perspective on the many aspects of autism. This Web site is for families of autistic children (including adult children), practitioners treating autistic patients, and anyone else with an interest in autism. Their goals are to:
  • Provide basic information about autism
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  • Offer scientific analysis of autism therapies
  • Discuss the merits of the many proposed causes of autism
  • Identify reliable sources of help and information
  • Report improper actions to regulatory agencies
  • Help people seek legal redress if they have been victimized
Autism Watch collects no electronic or personal data from visitors. All e-mail messages are kept confidential except that comments about the site may be posted after deleting the sender’s name and e-mail address.


The Medicare for Autism Now! Society was incorporated in August, 2008.  They are a volunteer,

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national coalition of non-partisan parents, advocates, professionals and growing numbers of other fair-minded Canadians seeking Medicare coverage for effective, science-based autism treatment otherwise known as ABA (applied behavior analysis). Over 40 years of research and litigation have identified this treatment as medically necessary. It is the only core health need not included in health care, therefore costing Canadian families thousands of dollars a year each to access the only uniquely effective treatment for their children.


This website is designed to help parents come up to speed quickly with a variety of topics all related to autism. There are also several onlin
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e videos that are helpful to the new parent in particular. For Canadian parents of children with autism, this website is particularly useful since there is Canadian content as well as international and U.S. content.