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RUN FOR AUTISM Spring Race Preview

From the California coast to New York City to London and a few places in between, RUN FOR AUTISM has an exciting spring race schedule ahead. Over 200 runners have registered for our six spring events, raising over $125,000 so far. United Airlines NYC Half Is Around the Corner In March, 39 RUN FOR AUTISM…

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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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Fourth Annual Youth Art Contest Kicks Off

OAR is thrilled to kick off our fourth annual Youth Art Contest. This year’s theme is growth, encouraging young artists to explore and express their perspectives on personal and community growth.  How to Participate Participation is open to any autistic child or their siblings, classmates, or friends who are inspired to create. Here’s how to…

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Counting Down to Active for Autism 5K & Kids Dash

Join OAR to celebrate Autism Acceptance Month with the sixth annual Active for Autism 5K & Kids Dash. This fitness and fundraising event spreads autism awareness and acceptance in our communities and raises money for OAR’s Changing Lives Fund, a fund dedicated to OAR’s goal to raise money, fund research and change lives. You can help. Run,…

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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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Ring in the New Year with RUN FOR AUTISM!

Starting a new year is the perfect time to move forward with new beginnings and challenges. Whether your resolutions consist of eating more fruits and vegetables, running your first marathon, or surpassing your fundraising goal, RUN FOR AUTISM is here to support you in every way. Looking for a spring race? Or maybe a race with warmer…

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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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Fall Outreach Campaign Surpasses Goal

OAR set a goal of distributing 15,000 print and digital copies of our information resources through our Higher Education on the Spectrum campaign in the fall of 2023. We surpassed this goal by distributing a total of 17,062 resources to autistic college students, parents, and university professors and staff. These resources cover topics such as…

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With 2023 Grants, Applied Research Funding Surpasses $5 Million

OAR’s Board of Directors awarded eight new research grants for the 2023 Applied Research Competition. These new grants, which total $297,569, bring OAR’s all-time total research funding to more than $5 million since 2002.  OAR received 138 letters of interest and invited 54 applicants to submit full proposals. From the full proposal submissions, OAR’s reviewers…

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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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