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Helping Parents Reduce Challenging Behavior

In November, OAR’s Board of Directors authorized funding for five applied autism research studies in 2022. These new grants, totaling $196,272, bring OAR’s total research funding to more than $4.4 million since 2002. This article is the last of five previews to be featured in The OARacle this year.    Almost all (93.7% according to one study) autistic…

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The Role of Social Connections in Reducing Suicide Risk

In November, OAR’s Board of Directors authorized funding for five applied autism research studies in 2022. These new grants, totaling $196,272, bring OAR’s total research funding to more than $4.4 million since 2002. This article is the third of five previews to be featured in The OARacle this year.  Autistic people are significantly more likely…

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Facilitating the Transition to Adulthood

According to a 2013 study, approximately 17% of autistic adults ages 21 to 25 live independently compared to 34% of their non-autistic peers. Yet, only 5% of autism-related research focuses on transition and adult outcomes, despite the fact that autistic adults have less favorable outcomes with respect to quality of life, employment, and education than…

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Evaluating the Value of a Toastmasters Program

In November, OAR’s Board of Directors authorized funding for five applied autism research studies in 2022. These new grants, totaling $196,272, bring OAR’s total research funding to more than $4.4 million since 2002. This article is the first of five previews to be featured in The OARacle this year. Many young people on the autism…

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Creating an Inclusive and Supportive Campus

In April 2021, OAR’s Board of Directors authorized a board-designated grant to fund a two-year project implementing that program at Empire. Led by Noor Syed, PhD, BCBA-D, assistant professor of applied behavior analysis and director of the Center for Autism Inclusivity, “Creating an Inclusive Institution through Multitiered Systems of Support” seeks to expand inclusivity and…

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Reducing Anxiety in Autistic College Students

In November, OAR’s Board of Directors authorized funding for six new applied autism research studies in 2021. These new grants, totaling $240,000, bring OAR’s total research funding to more than $4.4 million since 2002. This study was entirely supported by funds raised by Team Robby. This is the last of the six previews to be…

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Universal Suicide Screening in the Emergency Department

In November, OAR’s Board of Directors authorized funding for six new applied autism research studies in 2021. These new grants, totaling $240,000, bring OAR’s total research funding to more than $4.4 million since 2002. This article is the fifth of six previews to be featured in The OARacle this year. Since 2007, rates of suicide…

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Improving Autism Services Access for Navajo Families

In November, OAR’s Board of Directors authorized funding for six new applied autism research studies in 2021. These new grants, totaling $240,000, bring OAR’s total research funding to more than $4.4 million since 2002. This study is supported by a gift from the Lisa Higgins Hussman Foundation. This is the fourth of six previews to…

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Telehealth Intervention Coaching for Fathers

In November, OAR’s Board of Directors authorized funding for six new applied autism research studies in 2021. These new grants, totaling $240,000, bring OAR’s total research funding to more than $4.4 million since 2002. This study is supported by funds from OAR’s Changing Lives Fund. This is the third of six previews to be featured…

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Addressing College Students’ Mental Health Needs

In November, OAR’s Board of Directors authorized funding for six new applied autism research studies in 2021. These new grants, totaling $240,000, bring OAR’s total research funding to more than $4.4 million since 2002. This is the second of six previews to be featured in The OARacle this year. Autistic college students report increased depression,…

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