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IMFAR Showcases Latest Treatments, Interventions, and Processes

The 15th annual International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) took place from May 11 to 14 in Baltimore, Md. More than 1,000 attendees from over 40 countries across the globe, including several of OAR’s Scientific Council members, research grantees, and friends, convened to exchange and disseminate the latest findings in autism research. This four-day conference…

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OAR Welcomes Summer Interns

Julia Selman and Rebecca Bradley began summer internships with OAR last month. Both will work on projects related to programs and outreach. Bradley will be a senior at the University of Maryland this fall where she is majoring in psychology. Selman, who will be a junior at the University of Richmond, is also pursuing a…

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OAR Earns Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

Charity Navigator, America’s largest charity watchdog organization, awarded OAR its coveted four-star rating in its latest ratings announced June 1. This is the sixth time that OAR has earned this top distinction. OAR earned the coveted rating as a result of its strong financial health, sound fiscal responsibility, and commitment to accountability and transparency in…

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OAR’s April Outreach Campaign Is in Full Swing

In February, OAR unveiled the primary goals of its National Autism Awareness Month Campaign and described how you can help make a difference. With your help, OAR hopes to accomplish these outreach goals: Support adults in the autism community by launching Hire Autism, a website that connects job seekers with autism with local employment opportunities.…

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Two Interns Joined OAR Staff in January

Meghana Shetty and Lindsay Goodman began internships at OAR in January. Goodman will be with OAR until the end of April while Shetty will stay until the end of May. Shetty is a 2014 Northwestern University graduate who is currently applying to graduate schools. “Having studied neuroscience and psychology in college, I was immediately attracted…

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New Director Plans to Put Marketing Experience to Work for OAR

At first glance, OAR’s newest member of its Board of Directors, Christine Searight, may not seem to fit. She has no direct tie to autism and she doesn’t work in an autism-related field. Dig a little deeper, though, and you will hit a rock-solid commitment to helping people with autism and their families overcome challenges…

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Fall Intern Is Enjoying Her OAR Experience

Welcome Ellery Spahr, OAR’s fall programs and outreach intern. Spahr started September 4 and will work at OAR through the semester until December 3. Her primary responsibilities are managing social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) and drafting articles for The OARacle. She spent some time at the beginning of the school year reaching out to…

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New Business Manager Joins OAR

Kristen Essex joined OAR at the beginning of October as business manager. She looks forward to working with OAR in “most aspects of the day-to-day management of the organization,” including helping out with grant writing and other fundraising initiatives. She is already at work on ideas for the annual campaign. Essex was previously the publisher…

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Two RUN Coordinators Join the OAR Team

Grace Thomas and Emily Branham joined OAR this summer as RUN FOR AUTISM coordinators. Branham will work as a traditional coordinator. The traditional coordinator works with OAR’s established charity running programs, including the Marine Corps, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh Marathons. Thomas will be the first coordinator whose primary focus is the iRUN program, which allows runners…

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Getting an Inside Look at Nonprofit Work and the Autism Community

OAR summer interns Lindsay Owen and Connery O’Brien wrapped up their two-month internships on July 31, grateful for the opportunity to contribute to a nonprofit organization that focuses on autism. “I was drawn to OAR and the OAR internship program because of the amazing work that they do and getting to experience a unique organization…

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