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Hire Autism Has a New Resource and New Featured Articles

Hire Autism recently added two new resources to its website to support autistic adults in finding meaningful employment. Job Scam Resource Unfortunately, job scams pose a real risk to job seekers searching for their next employment opportunity. With this in mind, Hire Autism wrote Job Scams: What to Look for and Common Red Flags to…

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Autism Acceptance Month is Here!

OAR supports local communities with valuable resources, assists autistic individuals preparing for employment, and raises funds to support autism research studies. You can join our mission and help make a difference. Here’s how you can help.  Goal 1: Support the autism community with information (autistics, families, educators, professionals).  OAR’s collection of guidebooks, manuals, curricula, and…

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Meet the Newest Hire Autism Navigators

Hire Autism welcomed two new groups of navigators in January and February. Eight volunteers, from various personal and professional backgrounds, made up the two groups. They are: Arielle Belanger Ashley Perez Brian Posner Jai Jain Jessica Olson Steven Egee Sylvia Musselman Thomas Templer These newest navigators are eager to get started helping autistic job seekers…

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Let’s Get Ready for April Autism Acceptance Month

As we celebrate the beginning of a new year, OAR is also looking ahead to the ambitious goals it has set for 2024, including goals for Autism Acceptance Month. Join us to promote autism awareness and acceptance in your community and across the country.   Goal 1: Support the autism community with information (autistics, families, educators,…

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Hire Autism Celebrates Another Successful Job Search

After working hard to obtain an electrical engineering degree with honors, job seeker Andrea Camacho was surprised to find the job search an even more daunting process than tackling her rigorous education. Following nine months of an on-off job search, Camacho was determined to find employment relevant to her education, which led her to reach…

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Apply for a 2024 Synchrony Tech Scholarship

OAR is excited to announce that applications are open for the Synchrony Tech Scholarship. Unlike OAR’s other scholarships, which support autistic students pursuing two- and four-year degree programs, the Synchrony Tech Scholarship supports autistic adults interested in pursuing or advancing their careers in IT-related or technical fields by obtaining a technology-related certification. Scholarship award amounts…

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Adeline Hahn Joins OAR’s RUN FOR AUTISM Staff

Please welcome OAR’s newest employee, Adeline Hahn. Hahn joined the staff as a RUN FOR AUTISM coordinator at the end of September. What she noticed right away was the passion for OAR’s mission that everyone from the staff to the runners has. “I love meeting OAR’s runners and learning why they run. Their stories are…

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Reflecting on OAR’s Impact

With 2023 coming to a close, we are reflecting on OAR’s impact over this year. As we prepare to close out another year, we look back on OAR’s impact on the autism community. From the Life Journey Through Autism Series and programs like the Kit for Kids and siblings’ resources to applied research grants, we’ve…

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Rewatch OAR’s Webinars on Self-Advocacy

Self-advocacy—the ability to communicate one’s interests, needs, and rights—is a key component in supporting greater independence among autistic people. Advocacy in the workplace is particularly important since autistics can often feel overlooked or under-supported in a neurotypical environment. OAR recently concluded its fall webinar series focused on autism in the workplace. Those webinars and more…

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OAR Welcomes Our Newest Hire Autism Volunteers

The new Hire Autism navigators and ambassadors will join their fellow volunteers to help Hire Autism improve employment opportunities for autistic individuals and assist businesses to create more inclusive workplaces.   Navigators work one-on-one with Hire Autism job seekers, mentoring and equipping them with the tools necessary to prepare for the job search and meet their…

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