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Can Telehealth Bring Intervention Training to Rural Areas?

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 $4.2 million since 2002. This is the first of six previews to be featured in The OARacle this year. Between 50 and 70 percent of…

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Trauma-Focused Therapy for Children with ASD

In November, OAR’s Board of Directors authorized funding for seven new applied autism research studies in 2020. These new grants, totaling $275,000, bring OAR’s total research funding to more than $4 million since 2002. This is the final of seven previews to be featured in The OARacle this year. Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)…

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Support for Autistic Transgender and Gender Diverse Adults

Transgender/gender-diverse people experience gender dysphoria, a mismatch between their gender identity and sex assumed at birth. Gender dysphoria occurs frequently with autism. In fact, studies report that as many as 22.5 percent of transgender individuals have existing ASD diagnoses and as many as 15 percent of autistic adults report a transgender identity. Depsite those statistics,…

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Making Intervention Training Available to Underserved Parents

In November, OAR’s Board of Directors authorized funding for seven new applied autism research studies in 2020. These new grants, totaling $275,000, bring OAR’s total research funding to more than $4 million since 2002. This is the fifth of seven previews to be featured in The OARacle this year. Early access to evidence-based intervention leads…

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ASD-Specific Process of Care for Psychiatry Hospitalization

Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are psychiatrically hospitalized at significantly higher rates than peers with other developmental or psychiatric conditions, according to several studies from the past few years. Not only that, but they are more likely to go to an emergency department due to a psychiatric or behavioral crisis, more likely to be…

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Mental Health Crisis Screening for Youth and Young Adults

In November, OAR’s Board of Directors authorized funding for seven new applied autism research studies in 2020. These new grants, totaling $275,000, bring OAR’s total research funding to more than $4 million since 2002. This is the third of seven previews to be featured in The OARacle this year. Children, teens, and young adults with…

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Supporting Adults in Community Settings

In November, OAR’s Board of Directors authorized funding for seven new applied autism research studies in 2020. These new grants, totaling $275,000, bring OAR’s total research funding to more than $4 million since 2002. This is the second of seven previews to be featured in The OARacle this year. This study is funded by a…

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Reducing Anxiety in Preschool Children with ASD

In November, OAR’s Board of Directors authorized funding for seven new applied autism research studies in 2020. These new grants, totaling $275,000, bring OAR’s total research funding to more than $4 million since 2002. This is the first of seven previews to be featured in The OARacle this year. Anxiety disorders are prevalent in children…

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Math and Social Skills Intervention to Teach Life Skills

Mathematics skills are crucial for everyday tasks that enable independence. It’s critical therefore that high school students with autism receive mathematics instruction that prepares them to apply the skills they learn in school to real-world settings. Generalization of Technology-based Mathematics and Social Skills Instruction for Students with Autism, an OAR-funded, 16-month study, proposes to examine…

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Promoting Physical Health in Children with ASD

In October, OAR’s Board of Directors authorized funding for eight new applied autism research studies in 2019. These new grants, totaling $228,036, bring OAR’s total research funding to over $3.7 million since 2002. This is the seventh of eight previews to be featured in The OARacle this year. Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) experience…

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