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Examining the Link Between School Practices and Adult Outcomes

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 sixth of eight previews to be featured in The OARacle this year. School-related issues, from delays in autism diagnosis…

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Gathering Data to Improve Emergency Department Visits

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 fifth of eight previews to be featured in The OARacle this year. Both children and adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD)…

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Measuring Sexual Health Service Use and Outcomes

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 fourth of eight previews to be featured in The OARacle this year. For most adults, including those with autism, sexuality…

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Treating Phobias

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 third of eight previews to be featured in The OARacle this year. As many as 84 percent of children…

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Safe Dating for Youth 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 second of eight previews to be featured in The OARacle this year. Approximately 10 percent of all U.S. high…

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Healthcare Transitions for Minimally Verbal Youth

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 first of eight previews to be featured in The OARacle this year. Transition-age (age 18 to 24) individuals who…

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Addressing Challenging Behavior

OAR’s Board of Directors authorized funding for this study in October 2017. Virginia Walker, Ph.D., BCBA-D, an assistant professor who transferred to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte mid-year, is now conducting her OAR-funded study. Dr. Walker’s study brings the total number of applied studies funded in 2017 to seven. Many students with autism…

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Distance Training for South African Therapists

In October, OAR’s Board of Directors authorized funding for six new applied autism research studies in 2018. These new grants, totaling $176,090, bring OAR’s total research funding to over $3.6 million since 2002. This is the sixth of six previews to be featured in The OARacle this year. In South Africa, more than 7,500 children…

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Testing a Reading-Focused Intervention

In October, OAR’s Board of Directors authorized funding for six new applied autism research studies in 2018. These new grants, totaling $176,090, bring OAR’s total research funding to over $3.6 million since 2002. This is the fifth of six previews to be featured in The OARacle this year. Research suggests that many preschool children with…

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Can Virtual Reality Teach Pedestrian Safety?

In October, OAR’s Board of Directors authorized funding for six new applied autism research studies in 2018. These new grants, totaling $176,090, bring OAR’s total research funding to over $3.6 million since 2002. This is the fourth of six previews to be featured in The OARacle this year. Pedestrian skills are necessary for successful independent…

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