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Get Ready for Autism Acceptance Month

Join us in gearing up for April Autism Acceptance Month! Explore our support initiatives and learn how you can be part of the movement.

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Calling All Young Artists!

Unleash your creativity in the 2024 Youth Art Contest! Show us what ``Growth`` means through your art for a chance to win.

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Synchrony Tech Scholarship

Ranging from $500 to $5,000, OAR’s Synchrony Tech Scholarship for autistic adults pursuing a technology-related professional certificate is now open.

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Active for Autism 5K & Kids Dash

Join us in-person or virtually for this fitness & fundraising event in April for Autism Acceptance Month! All proceeds go back to OAR!

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We support all members of the autism community

Families

Families

The diagnosis of autism is a life-changing event. Through informed action and the use of treatments and interventions that match your child’s autism, you can enhance your child’s quality of life.

OAR provides resources to support families from diagnosis to adulthood and beyond.

Educators

Educators

School is critical for autistic students to develop academic, social, and life skills necessary for independence.

OAR offers free resources and grant opportunities to educators to help support autistic students in the classroom and foster a culture of acceptance

Self-Advocates

Self-Advocates

Navigating high school, college, and the job market can be both exciting and challenging for anyone, including autistic teens and adults.

OAR offers scholarships, employment mentorship, and resources to help meet the needs of autistic individuals.

Researchers

Researchers

OAR focuses solely on funding applied research that directly impacts the day-to-day quality of life of those with autism.

OAR’s applied and graduate research grant competitions offer researchers funding to address issues affecting autistic individuals, their families, teachers, and service providers.

About OAR

The Organization for Autism Research (OAR) was created in December 2001 – the product of the shared vision and unique life experiences of OAR’s seven founders. Led by these parents and grandparents of autistic children and adults, OAR set out to use applied science to answer questions that autistic individuals, their parents, families, teachers, and caregivers confront daily.

No other autism organization has this singular focus.

About Us

A charity like OAR doesn’t succeed on its own.

We rely on people’s generosity, time, and assistance to help fund research studies, produce and distribute guides and more.

OAR's Impact

OAR is dedicated to improving the lives of everyone impacted by autism by supporting research that produces meaningful and practical results. We keep autistic individuals, families, educators, and professionals informed by offering free, evidence-based resources and information every day.

See Our Impact

1 in 36 children

in the U.S. is diagnosed with autism.

Over $4.7 million

in support of autism research.

80% of funds

go directly to research and services.

Over $1.7 million

in scholarships to autism students.

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