June 19, 2019
Rhi, a self-advocate, discusses caring for her mental health as someone on the spectrum. This...
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 children and adults on the autism spectrum, OAR set out to use applied science to answer questions that parents, families, individuals with autism, teachers and caregivers confront daily.
We’re dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by autism by supporting research that produces meaningful and practical results. We also keep families, educators, self-advocates, and professionals informed by delivering free, evidence-based resources and information everyday.
June 20, 2019
A piece in the New York Times discusses the myth that people on the autism...
A Guide to Safety
This guide was written by parents, first responders, educators, and community members who share their strategies and resources to address safety threats that commonly arise during childhood, adolescence, and adulthood.
Kit for Kids
This peer-acceptance program is designed to teach elementary and middle school students about their peers with autism. The story teaches children that students with autism may think differently or need accommodations, but all students are of equal worth and should be treated as such.